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Fishermen drop plans to leave for Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014, 22:11

Fishermen of coastal districts, boycotting fishing since July 24 over frequent arrest of their counterparts by Sri Lankan Navy, today dropped their plan to go to Katchatheevu following intervention of Pon Radhakrishnan.

Karunanidhi condemns Lankan article

Last Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014, 00:11

Slamming the derogatory article on the Sri Lankan Government defence website, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Friday demanded that the Centre convey its strong condemnation as it had `besmirched` both the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and the Indian Prime Minister.

Jayalalithaa accuses Sri Lanka of trying to create fissures in India`s federal polity

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 19:46

Taking strong exception to an alleged derogatory article about her on the Sri Lankan defence website, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday accused it of trying to create fissures in India`s federal polity as she demanded an unconditional apology from Colombo for the insinuations against her.

READ: Full text of Sri Lanka`s apology to Modi, Jaya

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 18:05

READ: Full text of Sri Lanka`s apology to Modi, Jaya — An article published by Sri Lankan defence website led to political furore on Friday accompanied by protests cutting across party lines demanding an apology and that India severe ties with the island nation.

Sri Lanka apologises for `derogatory` article on Modi, Jayalalithaa

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 17:23

Facing immense outrage over an alleged derogatory article posted on Sri Lankan army`s website, the island nation`s Defence Ministry on Friday tendered unqualified apology to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

Trawler capsizes off Vasco coast, two fishermen missing

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 12:25

Two fishermen were feared dead after their trawler capsized off Vasco coast near here, police said Friday.

Arrest of Indian fishermen by Lankan navy raised in Lok Sabha

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 23:26

The issue of arrest of Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy was raised by an AIADMK member in the Lok Sabha with a demand that Indian government should address this problem.

Jaya writes to PM for immediate release of Tamil fishermen

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 21:57

A few hours after Sri Lankan Navy arrested 50 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking immediate release of total 93 fishermen and 62 boats.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 50 fishermen

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 12:46

Fifty fishermen from Nagapattinam and Karaikal have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy personnel for allegedly fishing near the Lankan coast.

Only fresh meeting between TN-SL fishermen will solve problems

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 18:21

Only a fresh meeting between fishermen of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka will solve the problems of the fishing community of the state, TNCC president B S Gnanadesikan said here on Sunday.

38 Indian fishermen remanded to judicial custody in Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 13:02

Two courts in Sri Lanka remanded the 38 Indian fishermen, arrested by Lankan Naval personnel for reportedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line, to judicial custody till August 1 and 4.

PM urged to secure fishermen`s release from Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 12:10

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.