LANKAN NAVY

  • Tamil Nadu CM urges Modi to ensure release of Indian fishermen given death penalty 14 hours 48 minutes ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Paneerselvam has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging the government to ensure the release of the five fishermen who have been sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court for allegedly smuggling drugs. He has said that the people of Tamil Nadu have...
  • Sri Lanka court gives death to five Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu in drug smuggling case 19 hours 23 minutes ago

    Chennai: Sri Lankan court on Thursday gave capital punishment to five Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu in an alleged drugs trafficking case. The fishermen were arrested in 2011 by Sri Lankan Navy. The fishermen have been given time till November 14 to appeal at the Sri Lankan Supreme Court. The five...
  • Four Tamil Nadu fishermen apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy September 28, 2014

    Rameswaram: Four fishermen from were apprehended near Katchatheevu by Sri Lankan Navy personnel who also allegedly damaged 50 boats. Local fishermen's association President T Sesuraja said the Indian fishermen had been taken to Kankesanthurai in northern Sri Lanka along with their boats. A group of fishermen from this island were fishing near...
  • Sri Lankan Navy allagedly snaps more than 10 fishing nets of Tamil fishermen September 21, 2014

    Rameswaram: Sri Lankan Navy allegedly snapped more than 10 fishing nets of Tamil Nadu fishermen when they were fishing in the midsea. Two boats of Tamil Nadu fishermen were also damaged when thewse two collided when they tried to flee in panic after Sri Lankan Naval boats chased early this...
  • Tamil Nadu: 3000 fishermen go on indefinite fast September 18, 2014

    Nagapattinam: Thousands of fishermen along with their family members from 63 fishing hamlets in the district on Thursday commenced an indefinite fast demanding the authorities to initiate immediate action for getting the release of 23 fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan navy. The fishermen were arrested in separate incidents by the navy...
  • Sri Lankan navy damage 100 fishing nets September 14, 2014

    Rameswaram: Sri Lankan Navy personnel allegedly attacked Indian fishing boats and damaged more than 100 nets near the International Maritime Boundary Line in the early hours today, fishermen association representatives said. Fishermen, who ventured into the sea in 618 boats, had to return emptyhanded this morning as the Lankan navy had...
  • 53 fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy September 11, 2014

    Rameswaram: Fiftythree fishermen, including 30 from this coastal town, were arrested by the Sri Lankan naval personnel off Talaimannar and Jaffna early on Thursday morning, Fisheries Association officials said. The first batch of 30 fishermen were arrested and their six boats seized off Talaimannar and later taken to Talaimannar district in...
  • Jayalalithaa writes to Modi over frequent arrests of fishermen by Lankan Navy September 3, 2014

    Chennai: Expressing concern over the "alarmingly" increasing frequencies of arrests of Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking Centre's immediate intervention to resolve the issue. Colombo's "inhumane and cruel strategy" of not releasing the boats of Indian...
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 50 Indian fishermen from Nagapattinam and Karaikal July 29, 2014

    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....
  • 38 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy July 22, 2014

    Rameswaram: Thirtyeight 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): Thirtyseven 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 swearingin. The arrest came two days before Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is scheduled to...
  • 50 fishermen injured as Lankan naval personnel attack them March 27, 2014

    Rameswaram: Fifty fishermen from this coastal town were injured when Sri Lankan Navy personnel allegedly attacked them with stones and bottles after firing in the air early this morning off Katchathivu islet. The Lankan naval personnel also damaged 30 boats and cut fishing nets, police said. One boat sank as it rammed...
  • 32 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy March 4, 2014

    Colombo: At least 32 Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly poaching in the country's waters off the coast of the Delft islet in Jaffna. Their eight trawlers were seized yesterday, a Naval spokesman said. The fishermen were being taken to the port of Kankesanturai to be...
  • Sri Lankan naval arrests 29 TN fishermen February 13, 2014

    Sri Lankan Naval personnel on Thursday arrested 29 fishermen from Mandapam and Rameswaram when they were fishing near Neduntheevu in the Palk Strait. The Lankan navy arrested them for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters using banned fishing nets, officials said, adding, seven boats were also seized. The fishermen have been...
  • 22 more TN fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy December 29, 2013

    Rameswaram: Amidst stepped up pressure to secure the release of over 220 Tamil Nadu fishermen detained in Sri Lanka, 22 more were arrested by the island navy on Sunday while fishing in the Palk Strait. The fishermen from Jagadapattinam in Pudukottai District were arrested by Sri Lankan Naval personnel...
  • Jayalalithaa slams Centre over arrest of fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy December 12, 2013

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday lambasted Centre for what she termed as "facile do not touch policy" over the arrest of Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan navy, and asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to personally take up the matter with Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Referring to the arrest of...
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 37 Indian fishermen October 15, 2013

    Colombo: At least 37 Indian fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy when they were fishing off the northern coast of the country, an official said on Tuesday. "Thirtyseven fishermen were detained and nine trawlers were seized on Monday," Lankan Naval spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said. They were detained...
  • 20 Tamil Nadu fishermen taken into custody by Lankan Navy August 3, 2013

    Rameswaram: Twenty Tamil Nadu fishermen were taken into custody on Saturday along with their 5 boats by Sri Lankan naval personnel for allegedly trespassing into Lankan waters, said a report in the fisheries department. The arrest comes a day after Chief Minister Jayalalithaa urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to summon...
  • 8 Tamil fishermen remanded to judicial custody in Sri Lanka June 17, 2013

    Rameswaram (TN): Eight fishermen from Tamil Nadu, arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy near Katchatheevu, were on Monday remanded to judicial custody till June 27 by a court in the island nation. The fishermen, arrested yesterday, were produced before the judicial magistrate court in Mannar which sent them to judicial custody,...
  • Jaya seeks PM's intervention to secure release of fishermen June 7, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday accused the central government of not taking a firm stand on the attacks on Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy. She said the Indian government was not exerting pressure on Colombo to find a solution to the problem. Referring to the arrest...
  • 6 Indian fishermen attacked by Sri Lankan Navy April 13, 2013

    Karaikal (Puducherry): In the third such attack in as many days, six fishermen, who ventured into the sea from here, got injured when they were attacked allegedly by Sri Lankan naval men off the Kodiakarai coast, fisheries department officials said on Saturday. The fishermen of Kilinjalmedu fishing hamlet were fishing...
  • Four Tamil fishermen attacked by Sri Lankan navy April 11, 2013

    Nagapattinam: Four fishermen from the district were allegedly attacked by Sri Lankan Navy personnel with wooden logs while they were fishing off Kodiakarai coast in a mechanised boat, official sources said here on Thursday. The fishermen, who went for fishing on Wednesday, returned on Thursday morning and have been admitted...
  • 25 Indian fishermen arrested in Sri Lanka April 6, 2013

    Colombo: At least 25 Indian fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly poaching in the country's waters. Naval spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said that the fishermen were arrested on Friday night off the coast of Karainagar in the northern Jaffma penisula for violating Sri Lanka's international...
  • Rajya Sabha adjourned over harassment of fishermen March 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till noon on Thursday as AIADMK members sought an immediate reply from the government on the alleged harassment of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy. AIADMK and DMK members raised the issue soon after the house met for the day. DMK member Tiruchi...
  • Sri Lanka releases arrested Tamil Nadu fishermen March 12, 2013

    Chennai: Sixteen fishermen, arrested by Sri Lankan Naval personnel for allegedly fishing in the island nation's international maritime boundary on March 3, have been released and will return to India on Tuesday night, the Tamil Nadu government said. The fishermen had been released following efforts taken by Chief Minister J...
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 22 Tamil Nadu fishermen March 3, 2013

    Colombo/Tuticorin: Twenty-two Indian fishermen were on Sunday arrested and their trawlers seized by Sri Lankan naval personnel for allegedly violating the island nation's international maritime boundary. The fishermen from Karavaikulam in Tuticorin in southern Tamil Nadu were fishing in three mechanised boats and one country boat fitted with outboard motor...