Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Navy personnel accused of attacking Tamil Nadu fishermen
Sun, Sep 16, 2018, 05:53 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 16, Colombo: Fishermen from Tamil Nadu have accused the Sri Lankan navy of attacking them and damaging their equipment when they were fishing in the territorial waters of the island nation on Sunday.

A fisheries official in Rameswaram has told PTI that eight Tamil Nadu fishermen were injured when they were allegedly attacked by the Sri Lankan Navy.

Indian fishermen's organization has alleged that the fishermen were returning on-board over 100 boats when they were intercepted and their fish catch and equipment were "damaged" by Sri Lankan Naval personnel near Katchatheevu Sunday,

The Lankan naval personnel, wielding guns, threatened the fishermen of arrest if they ventured into the area and asked them to leave, Rameswaram Mechanised Boats Fishermen Association leader S Emerit claimed.

He told the media that the fishermen had ventured into the sea in around 250 boats Saturday morning and were returning after fishing in the area between Katchatheevu and Dhanushkodi, when they came under the attack from Sri Lanka Navy.

Fish catch and equipment worth lakhs of rupees were damaged, he alleged.

Emerit said the central and Tamil Nadu governments should holds talks with Sri Lanka and ensure a permanent solution to the problems faced by fishermen from the state in mid-sea in Palk Strait and protect their traditional livelihood.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
ADB approves $10 million technical assistance loan to improve urban projects in Sri Lanka
-- [1 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Health Minister to leave for New York and Geneva to attend international conferences on NCDs and tobacco control
-- [12 minutes ago]
Millennium Challenge Corporation official visits Sri Lanka to continue progress on Compact
-- [1 hour and 38 minutes ago]
Screening of Indian film 'Chak de India' in Colombo
-- [7 hours ago]
SriLankan Airlines makes progressive changes to its Winter 2018 schedule
-- [7 hours ago]
Finance Ministry not to allow price hike in sugar
Funds for education will not be reduced despite difficulties - Sri Lankan PM
Sri Lanka's bakers agreed to reduce bread prices after discussions with minister
Sri Lankan government spends over Rs. 13.5 billion for dough relief
Sri Lanka Central Bank imposes 100% margin deposit requirement against Letters of Credit (LCs) for vehicle imports

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.