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SL Navy arrests 17 TN fishermen

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 12:53

The Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday arrested 17 fishermen along with their three boats when they were fishing near Katchatheevu, police said here.

51 Indian fishermen repatriated

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 19:40

A batch of 51 Indian fishermen, who were released by Sri Lanka after being arrested on the charge of poaching fish in the island waters, on Thursday arrived at Mandapam near here.

Substandard lodges in pilgrim centres asked to shut down

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 12:30

Cracking down on substandard lodges in this town attracting devotees and tourists from the country and abroad, Rameswaram Municipality has ordered closure of 10 lodges and directed households not to function as "boarding premises".

Lankan navy damages boat, take away fish catch

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 15:12

The Sri Lankan Navy allegedly damaged a fishing boat and took away fish catch from 10 vessels of fishermen when they were fishing near Katchateevu islet today.

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 Sri Lankan navy personnel

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 12:29

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 on Sunday, Fiseries Department sources said.

CSG steps up vigil in Rameswaram after Infiltration alert

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 22:28

A security system has been put in place and Coastal Security Group deployed off Rameswaram to completely block infiltration through sea, a CSG official said here today.

SL court extends remand of Indian fishermen to March 25

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 14:37

A court in Sri Lanka on Tuesday extended till March 25 the judicial remand of 38 fishermen, who were arrested for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line and fishing in the island nation`s territorial waters.

Devotees throng Ramanathaswamy shrine

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 11:46

Devotees on Saturday thronged the Ramanathaswamy temple here to take bath in the 22 holy wells in the shrine and perform poojas to their forefathers on the occasion of `Masi Amavasya.`

Fisherman injured in attack by Lankan personnel

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 16:09

A fisherman was injured and a boat damaged when Sri Lankan navalmen allegedly attacked some local fishermen who were fishing near Katchatheevu, an islet in the Palk Strait, officials said on Tuesday.

8 fishermen detained by Sri Lankan Naval personnel

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 12:24

Eight fishermen in two mechanised boats were detained by Sri Lankan Navy personnel while fishing near Katchateevu islet, `Q` branch officials said on Sunday.

Fire in Rameswaram lodge, no causalities

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 14:10

A fire broke out at a lodge belonging to Sri Ramanathaswamy temple here today, however no casualty was reported.