Tamil Nadu coastal police have commenced investigation into the assault of 12 fishermen from the state and Puducherry by Sri Lankan navy officials near Kodiyakarai. The fishermen returned to their coasts late on Wednesday evening, a day after the incident. According to sources, the state coastal police will investigate whether the Sri Lankan navy had crossed into the Indian waters… Continue reading "TN coastal police commence investigation on attack on fishermen"
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Pointing to the arrest of as many as 16 fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy days ago, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take necessary steps to get them freed and a total of 102 seized fishing boats as well. Citing the arrest of 16 fishermen and the seizure of their two mechanised… Continue reading "Take measures to release fishermen arrested by SL Navy: Stalin to Modi"
Four fishermen from Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for trespassing into their waters. The arrest was made at 4.30 a.m. on Sunday. The arrested were taken to the Sri Lankan Naval base at Paruthithurai in the island nation for further questioning. The arrested fishermen are L. Arokiaraj (54), A. Ashok (28), A. Karuppu… Continue reading "Four Fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy for trespassing"
Union Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Information and Broadcasting L Murugan on Sunday said that soon an amicable solution would be reached in releasing the fishing boats detained by Sri Lanka in the ongoing ministerial-level talks between the two countries. Returning to the city after completing the three-day official visit to Sri Lanka along with BJP… Continue reading "Amicable solution would be reached to release boats detained by SL: Murugan"
As many as 14 Tamil Nadu fishermen who were arrested by the Sri Lankan coastal guards returned to Chennai on Tuesday. A group of 14 fishermen from Nagapattinam, Pudukottai, and Karaikal went fishing in the sea last month. While they were in the middle of the sea, their motor boat got repaired and the fishermen were trying to rectify the… Continue reading "14 fishermen arrested by SL coastal guards return to Chennai"
Citing the recent arrest of fourteen Tamil fishermen, Chief Minister MK Stalin on Thursday said that so far 198 Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy in one year and urged Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to take steps to release the fishermen apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy, at the earliest. “I wish to draw your attention… Continue reading "Fishermen arrest is challenge to India: Stalin"
Chief Minister M K Stalin on Monday wrote to Union External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar to secure the release of Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy on November 5. In his demi-official letter to the MEA, Stalin drew the immediate attention of the Union government to arrest of 15 Tamil Nadu fishermen and seizure of two mechanised boats… Continue reading "Stalin writes to Jaishankar for release of fishermen"
Six fishermen from Rameshwaram who went fishing on August 27 were surrounded by the Srilankan Coast Guard in the middle of the sea, and their boats were seized for crossing the border. They were arrested and sent to prison. The families of the fishermen requested Chief Minister Stalin to take steps for the release of the fishermen. The home ministry… Continue reading "Six fishermen arrested by Lankan Coast Guard return home"
The Sri Lankan Navy on Monday arrested 10 Indian fishermen and confiscated their mechanised fishing trawler on charges of violating the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and indulging in unlawful poaching in their territorial waters. State Fisheries Department officials said, the fishermen hailing from Akkaraipettai coastal hamlet in Nagapattinam were detained, when they were fishing in Sri Lankan waters off… Continue reading "Sri Lankan Navy arrests 10 Indian fishermen"
In yet another incident, 12 fishermen have been apprehended by Sri Lanka, Stalin said. “Such incidents are happening with alarming regularity, causing deep distress to the people of Tamil Nadu,” the CM said in a letter to the Prime Minister. The fishermen had ventured out for fishing from Rameswaram base in two mechanised fishing boats. They were arrested by the… Continue reading "Stalin asks Modi to initiate bilateral talks after Sri Lanka arrests more fishermen"