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13th Amendment back in the limelight in Sri Lanka

13th Amendment back in the limelight in Sri Lanka

Even as Sri Lanka is preparing to come up with a new Constitution with devolution as one of the key issues, the 13th Amendment, which created provincial councils in the country, is again in the limelight. MORE...

January 21, 2016  08:42 am|

Drug kingpin who smuggles narcotics to Lanka arrested

Drug kingpin who smuggles narcotics to Lanka arrested

Indian Police have arrested an accused, who acted as a kingpin of a drug peddling gang, which smuggled narcotics to Sri Lanka after a high drama during a vehicle check, The Hindu newspaper reported.MORE...

December 13, 2015  10:19 pm|

Sri Lanka fishermen reject talk offer by Indian counterparts

Sri Lanka fishermen reject talk offer by Indian counterparts

Sri Lankan fishing community representatives in Colombo have rejected a request by their Indian counterparts to visit them to discuss their issues, including poaching.MORE...

September 20, 2015  11:01 pm|

Sri Lankan fishermen want resumption of talks

Sri Lankan fishermen want resumption of talks

Maintaining that Indian fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy only when they fished deep into the island territory, a Sri Lankan fishermen leader today urged both nations to hold talks to resolve the issue of fishing rights in the Palk Strait. MORE..

September 2, 2015  11:39 pm|

Four Indians arrested for visa violations

Four Indians arrested for visa violations

At least four Indians have been arrested in eastern province for allegedly abusing visa conditions, the police said. MORE...

August 23, 2015  04:28 pm|

Indian-American Atul Keshap sworn in as US Envoy to Sri Lanka

Indian-American Atul Keshap sworn in as US Envoy to Sri Lanka

Indian-American Atul Keshap has been sworn in as the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives, becoming the second Indian-origin diplomat to be posted to the region after Richard Rahul Verma. MORE...

August 13, 2015  09:54 am|

Vasan plans stir for release of fishermen from Sri Lankan jail

Vasan plans stir for release of fishermen from Sri Lankan jail

Indias Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) will stage State-wide agitation if the 14 Rameswaram fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan navy on a charge of poaching on June 2 were not released at the end of their judicial remand on August 13, party president G.K. Vasan has said. MORE..

August 5, 2015  12:53 pm|

Ex-LTTE man held in India while trying to flee

Ex-LTTE man held in India while trying to flee

The Indian city police arrested a former LTTE operative while he was attempting to escape to Switzerland on a fake passport at Trichy International Airport, the Times of India reported. Police also registered a case against two more persons from Ramanathapuram and Chennai for helping him obtained the fake passport. One of them was arrested. MORE...

July 27, 2015  10:20 am|

Sri Lankan fishermen issue warning to Indian counterparts

Sri Lankan fishermen issue warning to Indian counterparts

Sri Lankan fishermen have reportedly warned their Indian counterparts that they would be attacked if they continued using banned fishing nets and damaged nets anchored in the Sri Lankan sea. MORE..

July 24, 2015  10:55 am|

Navy assists Indian fishing trawler in distress

Navy assists Indian fishing trawler in distress

Sri Lanka Navy today rendered assistance to an Indian fishing trawler with 4 fishermen in distress in Sri Lankan waters. MORE..

July 23, 2015  11:09 pm|

Four Indian fishermen arrested with 165 kilograms of Kerala Ganja

Four Indian fishermen arrested with 165 kilograms of Kerala Ganja

The Sri Lanka Navy on Tuesday (14) arrested four Indian fishermen with 165 kilograms of cannabis (Kerala Ganja) in the seas north-west of the Thalai-mannar. MORE...

July 14, 2015  11:17 am|

Indian fishermen claim attack by Sri Lankan counterparts

Indian fishermen claim attack by Sri Lankan counterparts

About 30 to 40 fishermen claim they were attacked allegedly by their Sri Lankan counterparts off Kodiakarai coast, who damaged their nets worth millions of rupees and threw the catch into the sea, an Indian fisheries department official said. MORE..

July 3, 2015  02:56 pm|

Indian Ocean cannot be backyard of India - China

Indian Ocean cannot be backyard of India - China

China recognises Indias special role in stabilising the strategic Indian Ocean region but the perception that it is Indias backyard may result in clashes, Chinese military officials and experts have cautioned. MORE...

July 2, 2015  10:15 am|

Eight Indian men arrested with gold in rectums, waist band

Eight Indian men arrested with gold in rectums, waist band

Eight Indian nationals have been arrested by Sri Lankan customs officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake for attempting to leave the country with gold worth over Rs 4.5 million concealed in their rectal cavities and waist band. MORE..

June 25, 2015  10:36 am|

Sri Lankan Navy asked not to open fire on fishermen: India

Sri Lankan Navy asked not to open fire on fishermen: India

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday informed the Madras High Court Bench in Madurai that it has impressed upon the Sri Lankan Navy to act with restraint, not to fire on [Indian] fishermen and to treat [Indian] fishermen in a humane manner. MORE..

June 24, 2015  09:30 am|

Protest demands release of 14 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka

Protest demands release of 14 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka

Members of the Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) and the fishing community staged a demonstration in Rameswaram on Friday, demanding the release of 14 Indian fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on charges of poaching and protesting against the Centres directive to paint the trawlers in green colour. MORE..

June 20, 2015  10:05 am|

BJP says committed to solving fishermen issue

BJP says committed to solving fishermen issue

Voicing its commitment to solving the dispute over fishing rights of Tamil Nadu fishermen in the Palk Strait, the BJP on Thursday said it was handling the problem carefully and a final solution needs time. MORE..

June 4, 2015  04:32 pm|

Sri Lankan Ministers remarks not helpful India

Sri Lankan Ministers remarks not helpful  India

Differences between Indian and Sri Lankan fishermens associations spilled into relations between the two governments, as India responded sharply to the Sri Lankan Fisheries Ministers refusal of a proposal to allow Indian fishermen into Sri Lankan waters for 65 days. MORE..

May 29, 2015  09:47 am|

India hands over 16 Sri Lankan fishermen

India hands over 16 Sri Lankan fishermen

India on Saturday handed over 16 Sri Lankan fishermenarrested for allegedly poaching in the Indian watersto Sri Lankan authorities, several days after they were ordered released by courts. MORE..

May 23, 2015  12:46 pm|

NFF claims fake Indian fishermen group met Sirisena

NFF claims fake Indian fishermen group met Sirisena

Amid allegations that the fisherfolk group which met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena recently included a smuggler, the National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) in India has demanded that the State, Central, and Sri Lankan governments probe the incident and bring to book the fake fishermen associations. MORE..

May 19, 2015  10:51 am|

Tamil Nadu fishermen freed under Indo-SL swap deal

Tamil Nadu fishermen freed under Indo-SL swap deal

The 37 Tamil Nadu fishermen detained in Sri Lanka were released by a court in Point Pedro in Jaffna district on Friday, following a swap agreement with India under which 16 Lankan fishermen jailed in India will also be released, Indian officials told Express. MORE..

May 16, 2015  10:22 am|

DMK welcomes Sri Lankas efforts to solve fishing dispute

DMK welcomes Sri Lankas efforts to solve fishing dispute

Welcoming Sri Lankas efforts to solve the fishing dispute in Palk Strait, DMK today urged the Indian government to take steps for bilateral talks involving fishermen of the island nation and India and bring about a lasting solution to the vexed issue. MORE..

May 13, 2015  04:49 pm|

Indian man kills Sri Lankan nurse in Kuwait

Indian man kills Sri Lankan nurse in Kuwait

An Indian man murdered a Sri Lankan nurse in Kuwait following a rift over a KD500 (Rs 220,860) debt, a newspaper in the oil-rich Gulf emirate reported. MORE..

May 12, 2015  03:52 pm|

India, Sri Lanka should hold talks on fishermen Congress

India, Sri Lanka should hold talks on fishermen  Congress

Indias Congress Party says that the BJP-led NDA government should hold talks with the Sri Lankan government with regard to the fishermen problem in order to reach a solution. MORE..

May 4, 2015  11:44 am|

Navy denies allegations of shooting Indian fishermen

Navy denies allegations of shooting Indian fishermen

The Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday denied allegations that it had shot Indian fishermen who had illegally strayed into local waters and said such an action would be taken only as their final resort. MORE..

May 1, 2015  12:18 am|

India urges Sri Lanka Navy not to fire on stray Indian fishermen

India urges Sri Lanka Navy not to fire on stray Indian fishermen

The Indian Government today said it has requested Sri Lankan Navy to act with restraint and not to fire on Indian fishermen if they stray into the waters of the island nation. MORE..

April 29, 2015  11:39 pm|

Indian fishermen indulge in illegal acts in Sri Lankan waters, says ICG

Indian fishermen indulge in illegal acts in Sri Lankan waters, says ICG

In a stand that may not go down well in Tamil Nadu, Indian Coast Guard on Monday told the Madras High Court that Indian fishermen allegedly indulge in various illegal acts such as smuggling and trawling in Sri Lankan waters resulting in action by the island nations navy. MORE..

April 28, 2015  12:01 pm|

No complaint of Sri Lanka Navy hurling petrol bombs

No complaint of Sri Lanka Navy hurling petrol bombs

The Indian government did not get any complaint against Sri Lankan navy allegedly hurling petrol bombs at Indian fishermen, the Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh informed the Rajya Sabha. MORE..

April 24, 2015  10:46 am|

Indian police seize 142 kg cannabis bound for Sri Lanka

Indian police seize 142 kg cannabis bound for Sri Lanka

The Indian district police have detained under the National Security Act (NSA) two ganja smugglers who were arrested while attempting to smuggle 142 kg of ganja to Sri Lanka via sea route. MORE...

April 19, 2015  09:01 am|

Ranil merely joked about shooting Indian fishermen - CBK

Ranil merely joked about shooting Indian fishermen - CBK

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe was joking when he made the comment about shooting Indian fishermen, former President Chandrika Kumaratunga said in an interview with DNA. MORE...

April 17, 2015  09:09 am|

Sending IPKF to Sri Lanka was high level policy failure: VK Singh

Sending IPKF to Sri Lanka was high level policy failure: VK Singh

Indias Union Minister of State for External Affairs General (retd) V K Singh says that the decision to send the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) to Sri Lanka in 1987 was a high level policy failure. MORE..

April 15, 2015  10:51 am|

Indian held at BIA with gold worth Rs 17 million

Indian held at BIA with gold worth Rs 17 million

An Indian national has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake with gold worth around Rs 17 million. MORE..

April 14, 2015  10:05 am|

Indian fishermen protest arrests by Sri Lankan navy

Indian fishermen protest arrests by Sri Lankan navy

The fishermen of Rameswaram staged a demonstration, protesting against the arrest of fishermen and confiscation of their boats by Sri Lankan navy and urging the authorities to secure their traditional fishing rights in the Palk Bay. MORE..

April 11, 2015  11:35 am|

Chinese mafia behind red sandalwood smuggling in SL?

Chinese mafia behind red sandalwood smuggling in SL?

The Indian police have found details on a Chinese mafia that smuggles red sandalwood through Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Sri Lanka which has a major demand for it in China, Japan, Middle East and the United States of America. MORE...

April 7, 2015  03:24 pm|

440 people including a Sri Lankan evacuated from Yemen

440 people including a Sri Lankan evacuated from Yemen

Indian naval ship INS Mumbai reached Djibouti safely on Sunday with a total of 440 people which includes Indians and nationals of 17 other countries including a Sri Lankan on board who were evacuated from the Yemeni port of Aden amid heavy shelling. MORE...

April 5, 2015  01:41 pm|

37 Indian fishermen, 5 boats arrested

37 Indian fishermen, 5 boats arrested

Sri Lanka Navy personnel have arrested 37 Indian fishermen along with their 5 boats for engaging in poaching activities in Sri Lankan waters. MORE..

April 4, 2015  12:25 pm|

Sri Lankan boat with six fishermen on board arrested off Chennai

Sri Lankan boat with six fishermen on board arrested off Chennai

Indian Coast Guard on Friday seized a Sri Lankan fishing boat with six fishermen on board for allegedly fishing in Indian waters. MORE..

April 4, 2015  10:04 am|

Indian couple found dead at hotel in Wellawatta

Indian couple found dead at hotel in Wellawatta

Police today discovered the bodies of an Indian couple who had died under suspicious circumstances at a hotel in Wellawatta. MORE..

April 3, 2015  12:04 am|

Sri Lankan fishermen welcome Ranils shooting remarks

Sri Lankan fishermen welcome Ranils shooting remarks

Fishermen of the Jaffna peninsula in Sri Lankas Northern Province say they welcome Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghes remarks that Indian fishermen may be shot if they intruded into Sri Lankan waters. MORE..

March 31, 2015  12:52 pm|

Indian Naval vessels to reach Sri Lankas east coast for drill today

Indian Naval vessels to reach Sri Lankas east coast for drill today

Four Indian Navy vessels will arrive in Sri Lanka on Friday to hold a three-day training exercise for Sri Lankan Navy personnel in the countrys east coast. MORE..

March 27, 2015  09:54 am|

TN fishermen may get 83-day access to SL waters - Indian media

TN fishermen may get 83-day access to SL waters - Indian media

The third round of talks between representatives of fishermen of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka ended in Chennai on Tuesday, a day ahead of schedule, with the two sides meeting each other half way. MORE...

March 25, 2015  07:20 am|

Karunanidhi condemns Ranil Wickramasinghes remarks

Karunanidhi condemns Ranil Wickramasinghes remarks

Slamming Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe for his remarks that Indian fishermen may be shot if they intruded into Lankan waters, DMK on Monday said it amounted to a slap on Prime Minister Narendra Modis face ahead of his tour to the island nation. MORE...

March 9, 2015  10:57 pm|

Six Sri Lankan fishermen detained off Nagapattinam

Six Sri Lankan fishermen detained off Nagapattinam

The Indian Coast Guard has detained six Sri Lankan fishermen on the charge of poaching in Indian waters, 128 nautical miles off Nagapattinam coast on Friday. MORE..

March 7, 2015  05:12 pm|

TN wants bilateral fishermen talks with SL after mid-March

TN wants bilateral fishermen talks with SL after mid-March

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs is working on fixing a fresh date for holding third round of talks between fishermen of Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu after the State government informed that it would be difficult to host it on March 11 as proposed by the island nation. MORE..

March 6, 2015  10:40 am|

India, Sri Lanka to revive fishermen talks

India, Sri Lanka to revive fishermen talks

Sri Lanka today accepted Indias request to revive talks between the fishing communities of the two countries, days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modis first visit to the country. MORE...

March 4, 2015  08:29 am|

Mid-sea fight threatens to jeopardise talks between Indian, Sri Lanka fishermen

Mid-sea fight threatens to jeopardise talks between Indian, Sri Lanka fishermen

Fishermen in the region, who were looking forward to a new round of talks between their representatives with Sri Lanka, are in a state of suspended animation as a mid-sea fight seems to have turned the tides. They were hoping that bilateral talks would begin on March 5 once the state government received clearance from the Centre. MORE..

March 3, 2015  12:00 pm|

Tamil Nadu CM seeks Modis help to release fishermen

Tamil Nadu CM seeks Modis help to release fishermen

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Friday sought urgent intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure the early release of fishermen from Tamil Nadu and their boats held by Sri Lankan Navy on February 26. MORE..

February 28, 2015  12:03 pm|

China formally backs trilateral partnership with India, Sri Lanka

China formally backs trilateral partnership with India, Sri Lanka

China on Friday formally backed a trilateral partnership with India and Sri Lanka to establish a Maritime Silk Road (MSR) and promote the rise of Eurasia. MORE..

February 28, 2015  10:37 am|

Over 4,000 Indians to attend Katchatheevu feast

Over 4,000 Indians to attend Katchatheevu feast

The annual St. Antonys church festival at Katchatheevu islet off Sri Lanka would begin on February 28, with 4,336 pilgrims from India getting registered so far to participate in it, Indian officials said today. MORE..

February 20, 2015  03:46 pm|

Navy provides treatment to Indian fisherman

Navy provides treatment to Indian fisherman

Sri Lankan Navy personnel today offered treatment to an Indian fisherman after he was stung by a poisonous fish while poaching in the Palk strait, PTI reported. MORE..

February 17, 2015  05:58 pm|

India to file petitions in various courts seeking release of boats

India to file petitions in various courts seeking release of boats

The Indian High Commission in Colombo will be filing petitions in various Sri Lanka courts from on Wednesday, seeking release of 81 boats of Indian fishermen even as the Tamil Nadu government has sent officials to the island nation with necessary documents. MORE...

February 12, 2015  05:56 pm|

TN fishermen seek compensation for damaged boats

TN fishermen seek compensation for damaged boats

Indian fishermens leaders and owners of the 87 fishing vessels detained by Sri Lanka, were ecstatic when they learnt that the boats were going to be released this week on the orders of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..

February 12, 2015  09:59 am|

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