Fishermen

  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 50 Indian fishermen from Nagapattinam and Karaikal 3 days ago

    Chennai: Fifty fishermen were arrested from Nagapattinam and Karaikal, towns in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu by the Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday. Reportedly, seven boats have been seized as well. The fishermen have frequently complained about the harassment that they go through without any effective measure being implemented....
  • Jayalalithaa urges PM to secure fishermen's release from Sri Lanka July 23, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and secure the release of Indian fishermen and their fishing boats from Sri Lankan custody. In a letter to Modi on Tuesday, text of which was released to the media on Wednesday, Jayalalithaa said "I once...
  • 38 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy July 22, 2014

    Rameswaram: Thirty-eight fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy personnel on Monday. All the fishermen are from villages in Rameswaram and Pudukottai apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy. Nine boats belonging to the Indian fishermen have also been seized. Last month, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa urged the Central government...
  • 37 Tamil fishermen set free by Sri Lankan court July 11, 2014

    Rameswaram (TN): Thirty-seven fishermen from the island, arrested in two batches by Sri Lankan Navy while fishing near Katchateevu recently, were on Friday ordered to be released by a court in the neighbouring country. Mannar court magistrate Aanandhi Kanagarathinam ordered the release of the fishermen, Pamban Fishermen Association president U Arulanandam...
  • Jaya seeks diplomatic action for release of fishermen June 30, 2014

    Chennai: Seeking strong diplomatic action from the Centre for release of 28 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday said the Centre should "not" treat the IMBL with the island nation as a settled question, as it is a subject matter of...
  • Tamil Nadu: 24 fishermen return home from Sri Lanka June 26, 2014

    Karaikal/Nagapattinam: 24 fishermen who were released after their arrest by the Sri Lankan Navy on June 17, returned to Karaikal on Thursday, a senior Coast Guard official said. Commander of the Coast Guard station at Karaikal Udhal Singh said the state and central governments had initiated steps to secure release of...
  • Meet Lanka president to sort fishermen issue: Subramanian Swamy to Jaya June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday urged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo to work out a compromise to resolve the recurring issue of the arrest of Indian fishermen by the island nations's navy. In a statement, Swamy also...
  • Jaya writes to PM Modi, demands secure release of 64 Tamil fishermen June 24, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to secure the release of 64 fishermen from Sri Lankan jails along with their 38 boats. Jayalalithaa's latest letter comes in the wake of 11 fishermen from Nagapattinam being arrested by the...
  • Coast Guard arrests 12 Sri Lankan fishermen June 21, 2014

    Chennai: Twelve Sri Lankan fishermen have been arrested and their two boats seized by Indian Coast Guard for allegedly fishing in the Indian waters of Bay of Bengal. The fishermen were arrested and the boats - Dusantha and Maragala - seized for fishing in Indian waters without permission at about...
  • Seven fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy June 20, 2014

    Rameswaram: In continuing instances of arrests of Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lankan Naval personnel, seven of them from a coastal village in Nagapattinam district were arrested while fishing near Kodiyakari, a fishermen's organisation official said on Friday. "The seven fishermen with their one boat have been taken to Trincomallee...
  • Tamil Nadu: CM Jayalalithaa urges centre to secure release of Indian fishermen June 19, 2014

    Chennai: Urging the centre to secure the release of 46 Indian fishermen from Sri Lankan jails, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday said that the international maritime boundary line (IMBL) with Sri Lanka should not be taken as settled. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the text...
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  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 47 Indian fishermen June 19, 2014

    Chennai: The Sri Lankan Navy on Wednesday arrested as many as 47 Indian fishermen and seized 11 of their boats. All the arrested fishermen are from Tamil Nadu and have alleged that they were arrested on false grounds as they were fishing in Indian waters and had not trespassed into...
  • Tamil Nadu: 36 fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy June 18, 2014

    Rameswaram: Thirty six fishermen from a village in Pudukottai district and this coastal town were arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel on Wednesday in two separate incidents while fishing near Neduntheevu and Katchatheevu islet, a fisheries department official said. While 24 fishermen in six boats...
  • 51 Indian fishermen repatriated June 12, 2014

    Rameswaram : A batch of 51 Indian fishermen, who were released by Sri Lanka after being arrested on the charge of poaching fish in the island waters, on Thursday arrived at Mandapam. All the 51 fishermen along with a boat were received by the Indian Coast Guard ship ICGS Rajkamal near...
  • Sri Lanka releases 51 Indian fishermen June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Sri Lankan government has released 51 Indian fishermen and they were on their way back home. The fishermen were arrested for allegedly poaching in Sri Lankan waters. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa had ordered the release of the fishermen as a good will gesture ahead of his attending Prime...
  • Sri Lankan government will release 78 Indian fishermen: Mahinda Rajapaksa June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Sri Lankan government on Monday said that it will release 78 Indian fishermen who were arrested by the Navy for illegally poaching in Sri Lanka's waters on Saturday. The move came a day after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding...
  • Jayalalithaa writes to Modi on fishermen issue, demands strict action June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa continues her opposition to the Sri Lankan government. She wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday demanding action against the Mahinda Rajapaksa government for capturing 82 fishermen from Tamil Nadu and seizing 18 boats. She said that India must deal decisively...
  • Sri Lanka releases 33 Indian fishermen June 5, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has released 33 Indian fishermen following the orders of the country's President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The development came as a goodwill gesture after the Sri Lankan President met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May at later's oath taking ceremony. Talks between India and Sri Lanka on the fishermen issue...
  • DMDK urges Centre to end Tamil Nadu fishers' travails June 4, 2014

    DMDK, an ally of BJP-led NDA in Tamil Nadu,on Wednesday urged the Centre to find a permanent solution to the Sri Lankan Tamils issue and harassment of state's fishermen, allegedly by the island nation's navy. "Though India magnanimously treats Sri Lanka as a friendly country, it does not seem to...
  • Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa orders release of 29 Indian fishermen June 3, 2014

    Colombo: President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ordered the release of 29 Indian fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy while they were fishing near Katchatheevu. The fishermen had been produced before the magistrate in the northeastern town of Mannar and ordered to be in remand custody until June 16. They were part of...
  • SL Navy arrests 29 Tamil fishermen just 5 days after Rajapaksa's visit June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday arrested 29 fishermen from Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, and detained six boats. The arrests came less than a week after Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa attended Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in. The arrest came two days before Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is scheduled to...
  • Jayalalithaa to meet PM Modi on June 3 June 14, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 3. This is her first meeting after Modi's anointment as the PM last week. Jayalalithaa had boycotted PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony in protest of the invitation to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Jayalalithaa will meet Modi at his...
  • India releases 30 fishermen, 5 civilian Pakistani prisoners May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: India will release 30 fishermen and 5 civilian Pakistani prisoners on Thursday. The move by India comes after bilateral talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif. Earlier, 150 prisoners who were released by Pakistan reached Vadodara in Gujarat late on Wednesday night....
  • Indian fishermen released by Pakistan return home, thank PM Modi June 14, 2014

    Vadodara: Coming close on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaching out to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Indian fishermen released by Pakistan arrived in Vadodara in Gujarat late on Wednesday night. Pakistan had freed 150 prisoners as a goodwill gesture a day ahead of Nawaz Sharif's visit to...
  • India releases 32 Pakistani fishermen May 28, 2014

    Reciprocating Pakistan's gesture, India on Wednesday released 32 Pakistani fishermen lodged in Kutch district and they were already on their way to Wagah border in Punjab to return to their country. "These 32 fishermen from Pakistan have been in Joint Interrogation Centre for almost six months. They were captured while fishing...
  • Pak released us because of Modi's invite to Sharif: Indian fishermen June 14, 2014

    Just ahead of the bilateral talks, as a sign of goodwill, Pakistan released over 150 Indian fishermen caputured for illegal fishing in Pakistan waters. They were taken in buses from Karachi to the Wagah border in Lahore from where they were handed over to Indian authorities. The fishermen have returned...
  • Indian fishermen to cross Attari border on Monday May 25, 2014

    Amritsar: A total of 151 Indian fishermen released by Pakistan from prisons in the country ahead of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to India will cross over into Indian Territory on Monday, officials said on Sunday. Pakistan on Sunday released on humanitarian grounds the Indian prisoners, who were detained when they...
  • Welcome Pakistan, Sri Lanka's decision to release Indian fishermen: Modi May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi welcomed Sri Lanka and Pakistan's decision to free Indian fishermen in their custody. "I welcome the step by Sri Lanka & Pakistan to release our fishermen. I welcome our fishermen brothers back home!," he tweeted on Sunday evening. A day ahead of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's...
  • Pakistan frees 59 Indian fishermen ahead of Sharif's visit May 25, 2014

    Karachi: In a goodwill gesture, Pakistan on Sunday freed 59 Indian fishermen, a day ahead of the visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to India to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi. Syed Nazir Hussain, the superintendent of the Malir jail in Karachi, said that the Indian prisoners...