Mannar

  • 30 TN fishermen released by Lankan court return home May 9, 2013

    Rameswaram: Thirty fishermen from Rameswaram, who were set free by a Sri Lankan court after being arrested by the island Navy in April 2013 on charges of poaching, arrived at Rameswaram on Wednesday. The fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on April 6, 2013 while fishing near Katchatheevu,...
  • Sri Lankan court orders release of 30 Indian fishermen May 8, 2013

    Rameswaram: A Sri Lankan court on Wednesday ordered release of 30 fishermen from here, arrested in April by Island Navy on charges of poaching, according to Fishermen Association sources here. President of Pamban Fishermen's Association Arulanandam said they have received a communication stating that a court in Mannar has ordered the...
  • Court to hear case of 19 jailed Indian fishermen, SL minister says likely to be freed April 11, 2013

    The fate of 19 Indian fishermen jailed in Sri Lanka for allegedly crossing into Lankan waters will be decided on Thursday, when the case comes up for hearing in Mannar court. Sri Lankan Minister of Livestock and Upcountry Development Arumugam Thondaman, however, told CNN-IBN that the fishermen were likely to...
  • '19 Indian fishermen will be released on April 11' April 5, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has promised to release 19 Indian fishermen, who are in its custody for allegedly crossing into its waters. Sri Lankan Minister for Rural Community Development Armugam Thondaman told CNN-IBN that the India fishermen would be released on April 11. Sri Lanka had on March 15 released 34...
  • Cairn strikes natural gas in Sri Lanka's offshore October 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Cairn India has discovered natural gas reserves in the very first well it has drilled in the offshore Mannar Basin of Sri Lanka. Cairn had spud the well in early August and natural gas was struck last week, the company said. The Mannar basin...
  • Sri Lanka releases 23 Indian fishermen June 29, 2011

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Wednesday released 23 Indian fishermen who were arrested last week for reportedly straying into country's water, after India took up the matter with authorities here. "They were released on Attorney General's advice", a Sri Lankan police source said. They were brought to Mannar magistrate's court from the Anuradhapura...
  • LTTE uses aircraft to attack Sri Lankan Army base October 29, 2008

    Colombo: A cornered Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) hit back at the Sri Lankan government by bombing a power station on the outskirts of Colombo, setting it ablaze on Tuesday. In another attack the LTTE struck a major Sri Lankan Army base. The Sri Lankan military admitted that a LTTE...