KATCHATHEEVU

  • 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...
  • Tamil Nadu fishermen have no right to fish around Katchatheevu: Centre January 23, 2014

    Chennai: The Centre today informed the Madras High Court that the sovereignty of Sri Lanka over the islet of Katchatheevu in the Palk Straits is a settled matter and Indian fishermen do not enjoy any right to fish in the region. The Indian fishermen can have access to the islet only...
  • Sri Lanka must remove vessels near Katchatheevu: Vaiko June 2, 2013

    Chennai: MDMK general secretary Vaiko on Saturday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure the immediate removal of Sri Lankan naval vessels from Katchatheevu island. In a letter to Singh, Vaiko said there were reports that Chinese vessels and Chinese navy personnel in Sri Lankan vessels had been spotted in...
  • Summon SL envoy over attack on Indian fishermen: Jaya March 26, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has demanded that india should summon the Sri Lankan envoy over Sri Lankan Navy attacks on Tamil fishermen. She has urged for withdrawal of 1974 agreement with Sri Lanka. She has revived the demand for retrieval of Katchatheevu, an island on the Palk Strait...
  • SL attacks on Indian fishermen continue, Govt silent August 21, 2012

    Rameswaram: In the second such incident in two days, six Tamil Nadu fishermen were injured when they were allegedly attacked on Tuesday by the Sri Lankan Navy which also detained 13 others near Katchatheevu in the Palk Straits. Official sources said the Lankan Navymen attacked the fishermen with stones, nylon ropes...