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India raises fishermen issue with Lanka

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 23:49

India on Sunday raised with Sri Lanka the arrest of 73 Indian fishermen by Lankan forces for allegedly poaching in its waters.

Jayalalithaa writes to PM Modi over arrest of fishermen by Lanka, seeks permanent solution

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 17:30

In the backdrop of the recent arrests of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday evening wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking for a permanent solution in this matter.

73 Indian fishermen arrested in Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 10:56

Seventy three Indian fishermen have been arrested in Sri Lanka for allegedly poaching into the country`s waters, the Navy said today, days after it released 33 fishermen from the country.

12 Lankan fishermen arrested by Coast Guard

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 01:05

Twelve Sri Lankan fishermen were on Friday arrested by Indian Coast Guard for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line and fishing in Indian waters.

33 Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 20:55

Sri Lanka Thursday freed 33 Indian fishermen arrested for allegedly poaching in the country`s waters, days after President Mahinda Rajapaksa ordered their release as a goodwill gesture.

Italian FM makes a congratulatory call, raises marines issue

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 22:54

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today received a congratulatory call from her Italian counterpart Federica Mogherini who raised the case of the Italian marines awaiting trial for allegedly killing two Indian fishermen.

Vaiko writes to PM over abducted priest

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 12:56

MDMK chief Vaiko has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention in securing the release of a Jesuit priest from Tamil Nadu, who was abducted by unidentified gunmen in Afghanistan on June 2.

Sri Lanka frees Indian fishermen to ease tensions

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 16:56

Sri Lanka`s President Mahinda Rajapakse has ordered the release of 29 Indian fishermen held on poaching charges, officials said Tuesday, in a move to ease tensions over illegal fishing.

Sri Lankan court remand arrested TN fishermen to custody

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 16:20

A Sri Lankan court on Monday remanded to judicial custody the 29 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, arrested last month by the island nation`s navy while fishing near near Katchatheevu, an islet in the Palk Strait, till June 16.

Jayalalithaa seeks decisive action from PM to get fishermen`s release

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 23:48

Seeking a "decisive shift" in the Centre`s stance vis-a-vis Sri Lanka on the arrest of Tamil Nadu fishermen, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to secure the release of 33 fishermen, arrested by the island nation`s navy, and ensure a lasting solution to the issue.

33 TN fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 15:35

Thirty three Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy in separate incidents while fishing near Katchatheevu, an islet in the Palk Strait, police and fisheries officials on Sunday said.

Eight fishermen injured in attack by SL Navy personnel

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 13:19

Sri Lankan Navy, who on Saturday surprised Indian fishermen trawling near Katchatheevu by offering them soft drinks and sweets, attacked eight fishermen in the Indian territory off Dhamushkodi coast early Sunday, Fiseries Department sources said.