Sri Lanka Navy arrests illegal immigrants to Australia

Sri Lanka Navy on Friday arrested 78 people, including 59 Tamils, for attempting to illegally migrate to Australia by boat.

Lankan Navy drives away TN fishermen near Katchatheevu

A group of fishermen who put out to sea in 250 mechanised boats from here returned empty handed today after Sri Lankan Naval personnel allegedly pelted stones and bottles at them near Katchatheevu.

Lanka Navy damages boats of Tamil Nadu fishermen

 Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday allegedly damaged 10 boats of fishermen from here after pelting bottles and stones on them at the highly sensitive area near their coast in Talaimannar.

Sri Lankan Navy detains 27 Tamil Nadu fishermen, releases them after warning

The Sri Lankan Navy detained 27 fishermen from Tamil Nadu overnight, accusing them of poaching in the island nation's waters, and released them this morning with a warning.

Sri Lankan President offers worship at Lord Venkateswara temple

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday offered worship at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara in the wee hours near here.

15 Indian fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday allegedly sank an Indian fishing boat by colliding against it near Katchathivu, and arrested 15 fishermen from this coastal town in separate incidents, police said.

Lankan Navy hands over Indian fishermen to Coast Guard

Sri Lankan Navy on Saturday handed over 94 Tamil Nadu fishermen taken into custody by them to the Indian Coast Guard at the International Maritime Boundary Line, police said.

Eight fishermen injured in attack by SL Navy personnel

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.

Arrest of Indian fishermen by SL Navy: Jaya writes to PM

Voicing dismay over continuing arrests of Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has told the Centre that such repeated actions undermine all confidence and goodwill which two countries are attempting to build.

Fishermen`s arrests: Jayalalithaa blames `elements` in Sri Lanka Navy

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has said some "elements" in the Sri Lanka Navy are out to "spoil" the conducive environment created between the fishing communities of two nations.

Sri Lanka arrests 22 Indian fishermen

The Sri Lanka Navy Sunday arrested 22 Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters, officials said.

India should revoke offer to train Lankan naval officials: DMK

DMK chief M Karunanidhi today demanded that India revoke its offer to train Sri Lankan naval officials and said the act raised doubts if the Centre was going easy on some issues to retain its neutral character worldwide.

India offers to train Sri Lanka Navy

India on Friday offered to train Sri Lankan naval officers as part of ongoing defence cooperation between the two countries.

Sri Lanka transfers nearly 30 prisoners to India

Nearly 30 prisoners from India have been transferred back from Sri Lanka under a bilateral agreement signed in 2010.

74 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

Seventy-four Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested tonight by the Sri Lankan Navy when they were fishing off Kodaikarai coast, fisheries department officials said.

Six fishermen injured in attack by Lankan naval personnel

Six fishermen were injured, two of them seriously, when they were attacked allegedly by Sri Lankan naval personnel near Katchathivu islet early Sunday morning.

Lankan Air Force, Navy on rescue mission for fishermen

Sri Lankan air force helicopters and naval vessels have been deployed in a joint rescue mission for fishermen caught in stormy weather off the south western coast of the island, relief officials said on Saturday.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests suspected illegal immigrants

Sri Lankan Navy on Monday nabbed at least 65 suspected illegal immigrants to Australia, who had left for the voyages from a Kerala port.

40 Indian fishermen return home

Forty Indian fishermen were detained by Sri Lankan Navy on December 3 off Nagapattinam and Karaikal coasts.

Sri Lanka navy arrests 54 Australia-bound asylum seekers

Around 1,000 people have been arrested in Sri Lanka this year while attempting to make the dangerous journey by boat to Australia.