Lankan Navy

  • 50 fishermen injured as Lankan naval personnel attack them 27-03-2014 03:52 PM

    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...
  • 32 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy 04-03-2014 10:34 AM

    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...
  • Sri Lankan naval arrests 29 TN fishermen 13-02-2014 12:28 PM

    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...
  • 22 more TN fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy 29-12-2013 12:40 PM

    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 on...
  • Jayalalithaa slams Centre over arrest of fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy 12-12-2013 05:51 PM

    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...
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 37 Indian fishermen 15-10-2013 02:01 PM

    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. "Thirty-seven fishermen were detained and nine trawlers were seized on Monday," Lankan Naval spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said. They were...
  • 20 Tamil Nadu fishermen taken into custody by Lankan Navy 03-08-2013 11:10 PM

    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 17-06-2013 09:05 AM

    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...
  • Jaya seeks PM's intervention to secure release of fishermen 07-06-2013 05:11 AM

    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...
  • 6 Indian fishermen attacked by Sri Lankan Navy 13-04-2013 12:26 PM

    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 11-04-2013 12:17 PM

    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 06-04-2013 10:51 AM

    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...
  • Fishermen attack: Jaya wants action against Lanka 07-11-2011 05:55 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take tough action against Sri Lanka over Lankan Navy's attack on Tamil Nadu fishermen. Jayalalithaa has also issued a statement in this regard after Lankan Navy attacked Tamil Nadu fishermen twice last week "Lanka creating...
  • Sri Lankan navy detains 23 Indian fishermen 21-06-2011 11:33 AM

    New Delhi: The Sri Lankan Navy took 23 Indian fishermen captive for allegedly entering Lankan waters on Tuesday. They also seized 5 Indian boats for trespassing. The fishermen, hailing from Mandapam and Rameswaram areas, were detained when they were fishing in mid sea, a senior official said on Tuesday. Assistant...
  • Lankan Navy attacks TN fishermen, three injured 07-02-2011 09:41 AM

    New Delhi: Three fisherman from Tamil Nadu were injured on Monday in a mid-sea attack as their boats were ransacked by the Sri Lankan Navy. Lankan Navy personnel allegedly ransacked their boat and pushed the trio into the sea on charges of straying into Lankan territorial waters. This is the...
  • Sri Lanka denies killing Tamil Nadu fisherman 23-01-2011 04:38 PM

    New Delhi: Sri Lanka on Sunday denied the charges on The Lankan Navy of killing a Tamil Nadu fisherman saying that the Sri Lankan Navy is not involved. Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India Prasad Kariyawasam said, "The Lankan Navy is not involved, but serious investigations will be held to...
  • TN fisherman strangulated, killed by Lankan navy 23-01-2011 01:30 PM

    New Delhi: The Sri Lankan Navy has allegedly killed another fisherman from Tamil Nadu, leading to an outrage in the state. The fisherman, Jayakumar, is alleged to have been strangulated and pushed into the water by the Lankan navy. The body was brought to Nagapattinam on Sunday. This is the...
  • India takes up shooting incident with SL govt 13-01-2011 03:49 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Government has taken up the matter of firing at Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan navy strongly with Sri Lankan government through the Indian High Commission in Colombo. Ministry of External Affairs also summoned Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam to South Block and asked for an...
  • Lankan navy fires at Indian fishermen, 1 dead 13-01-2011 12:19 PM

    Chennai: The Sri Lankan navy has opened fire on Indian fishermen in the Indian Ocean killing one and critically injuring another. The firing reportedly occurred as the Lankans believed the Indians were trespassing. But it is not clear whether the fisherman were in Indian territorial waters or in Lanka's. The...