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.

Oz-bound illegal immigrants arrested by Lankan Navy

SL Navy arrested 47 people who were trying to illegally leave for Oz by boat, taking the number of such arrests in the last two weeks to over 600.

SL Naval personnel asks fishing boats to return

More than 3000 fishermen were forced to return ashore after SL Naval personnel reportedly surrounded their boats and asked them to go back.

Sri Lanka Navy arrests three Indian fishermen

Poaching by two countries` fishermen in each other`s waters have been a recurring problem for the South Asian neighbours.

Lankan attack on TN fishermen ‘aggression’: Jaya

Voicing concern over frequent attacks
and harassment of Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lankan
Navy, CM J Jayalalithaa has told PM Manmohan Singh that it should be viewed as "an act of
provocation and aggression" against India.

Tamil Nadu fishermen assaulted by Lankan Navy

Over 15 fishermen from Tamil Nadu
were injured after Sri Lankan Navy personnel allegedly
assaulted them early on Sunday, police said.

Centre to be responsible if no action taken on attacks: Vaiko

Lashing out at the Congress-led UPA
government for the recurring attacks on Tamil Nadu fishermen
allegedly by Sri Lankan navy, MDMK leader Vaiko Sunday said the
Centre will be "held responsible" if no firm action was taken.