Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 20 Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters
Sat, Dec 2, 2017, 06:50 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy said it has arrested 20 Indian fishermen and seized their two trawlers last night for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in Sri Lankan waters.

Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command, on routine patrol, apprehended the 20 Indian fishermen along with their trawlers for poaching in the Sri Lankan territorial waters north of Kovilan Point and Point Pedro Friday night (01 December).

One of the seized trawlers was brought to the naval base SLNS Elara in Karainagar while the other trawler and fishermen were retained at SLNS Uttara in Kankasanthurai.

The apprehended fishermen were subsequently handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries in Jaffna for onward legal action.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Sri Lanka Customs nabs three passengers smuggling gold biscuits worth over Rs. 14 million
-- [1 minutes ago]
UNP leader says ready to show majority again
Sri Lanka President meets Speaker, party leaders
China hopes Sri Lanka can maintain stability
Sri Lanka Speaker appeals to the President to listen to the majority and halt the destruction of the country
Parliament to reconvene tomorrow at 1.30 p.m.
Utter chaos prevails in Sri Lanka parliament, government MPs try to attack Speaker
CSE and SEC continue stock market awareness drive with latest forum in Gampaha
Sri Lanka's Hatton National Bank 9 month Group PAT at Rs 14.5 billion
Sri Lanka President rejects No-Confidence Motion passed in parliament against his Prime Minister and cabinet

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.