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Sri Lankan Navy arrest 12 more Indian fishermen, confiscate two trawler boats

Sri Lankan Navy arrest 12 more Indian fishermen, confiscate two trawler boats

At least 12 Indian fishermen were on Sunday arrested by Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly poaching in the country's territorial waters.

Indian fisherman's killing: Matter raised with Sri Lankan govt, thorough probe assured, says MEA

Indian fisherman's killing: Matter raised with Sri Lankan govt, thorough probe assured, says MEA

Hundreds of fishermen on Tuesday staged a demonstration in Rameswaram island to protest the killing of an Indian fisherman allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy.

Pamban fishermen boycott work demanding release of colleagues

Fishermen in nearby Pamban today went on an indefinite boycott demanding the release of 50 of their colleagues, arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in the last two months, for allegedly entering its waters illegally.

Sri Lanka Navy chases away 3,000 TN fishermen, threatens to shoot them

Sri Lanka Navy chases away 3,000 TN fishermen, threatens to shoot them

Over 3,000 Tamil Nadu fishermen were forced to return without their catch after Sri Lankan Navy personnel allegedly intercepted them and snapped fishing nets of ten mechanised boats off Katchatheevu islet. 

16 TN fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

16 TN fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

With this, the number of fishermen arrested for allegedly fishing in Lankan territorial waters have gone up to 44 since July 3.

Jayalalithaa urges PM Narendra Modi to get fishermen released from Sri Lanka

Jayalalithaa urges PM Narendra Modi to get fishermen released from Sri Lanka

In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said the boat which carried five fishermen from Tamil Nadu last week "drifted ashore" due to an engine snag.

Jayalalithaa urges PM Narendra Modi to get 10 Tamil Nadu fishermen released from Kuwait

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps to get repatriated ten fishermen of Tamil Nadu stranded in Kuwait after being detained in a "foisted" case by the police there.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests nine Indian fishermen

Sri Lankan Navy arrests nine Indian fishermen

Nine Indian fishermen and two boats were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy near Palk Strait in Tamil Nadu early morning today.

Jayalalithaa seeks PM's intervention for release of arrested fishermen

Jayalalithaa seeks PM's intervention for release of arrested fishermen

In the latest incident involving the Lankan navy, 29 fishermen from Nagapattinam district and three boats were detained by the Lankan Navy when they were fishing off Trincomallee coast in Sri Lanka.

29 TN fishermen detained by Lankan navy

An official said that the Indian fishermen from Akkaraipettai in Nagapattinam district of TN, along with their boats, had been taken to a Sri Lankan army camp in Trincomallee, where they have been detained.

Sri Lankan navy arrests six Tamil Nadu fishermen

Sri Lankan navy arrests six Tamil Nadu fishermen

Six fishermen of Pudukottai district were arrested by Sri Lankan navy while they were fishing near the Lankan coast, authorities said on Sunday.

Jaya seeks PM's intervention to free 41 TN fishermen in Lankan custody

Tamil Nadu government Friday sought the Centre's intervention to secure the release of 41 fishermen from the state detained in Sri Lanka.

TN fishermen expected to be released by November 3rd week

The process for release of 126 Tamil Nadu fishermen lodged in Sri Lankan prisons was underway and they were expected to be released by the third week of this month, a Lankan fishermen association leader said on Saturday.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 34 Tamil Nadu fishermen

Thirty-four Tamil Nadu fishermen were on Tuesday arrested in separate batches by Sri Lankan Naval personnel near Katchatheevu in the Palk Straits and close to the Lankan coast respectively, a fisheries department official said.

Sri Lanka to release 86 Indian fishermen on Oct 28

Eighty-six Tamil Nadu fishermen would be released on October 28.

Jayalalithaa urges PM Modi to take up fishermen arrests with Sri Lanka

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday urged the Prime Minister to take up the arrest of the state's fishermen at a high political level with Sri Lanka and sought immediate release of 54 fishermen and their 34 boats, including 19 who were apprehended yesterday.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 19 Tamil Nadu fishermen

Nineteen fishermen from the district were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on charges of violating the International Maritime Boundary Line this morning, Fisheries Department officials said here.

TN to give fishermen devices, fibre coracles, floating cages

 Tamil Nadu Government today made a slew of announcements for the welfare of fishermen including subsidised Distress Alert Transmitters (DAT) and life buoys, fibre coracles and floating cages for fish breeding.

Jayalalithaa seeks PM Modi's intervention for release of 16 TN fishermen

Jayalalithaa seeks PM Modi's intervention for release of 16 TN fishermen

Hours after Sri Lankan Navy apprehended 16 Indian fishermen for allegedly violating the International Maritime Boundary, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention for their release along with their boats.

Sri Lankan courts release 40 TN fishermen

Two Sri Lankan courts on Monday ordered the release of 40 fishermen arrested by the island nation's navy for allegedly fishing in their territory in June.