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Chinese fishermen detained in Sri Lanka released


August 7th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 6 (IANS) The 37 Chinese fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy Sunday night have been released, the Chinese embassy in Colombo said Monday.The embassy was notified by ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan minister threatens protest in India


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 23 (IANS) A Sri Lankan minister has threatened to take some 5,000 fishermen to India to protest against poaching by Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters.Government Minister Douglas ... Read more...

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India-Sri Lanka joint sea patrolling sought


March 29th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 29 (IANS) A Sri Lankan minister has called for joint patrolling by the Indian and Sri Lankan Navies to prevent clashes between their fishermen.Douglas Devananda, the ministry for ... Read more...

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Navy denies attacking Indian fishermen


March 12th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 12 (IANS) The Sri Lanka Navy has denied attacking Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters, saying it was worried over such "malicious allegations".The navy said in a statement ... Read more...

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India raises stone-pelting on Indian fishermen with Sri Lanka


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) India Monday said it has raised the issue of stone-pelting on Indian fishing boats in Sri Lankan waters."We have seen reports of incidents involving stone ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa slams Coast Guard call for curbs on fishing


November 26th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday termed as "illogical, preposterous and absolutely outrageous" the central government's stand that the state proclaim a "no fishing ... Read more...

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa hits out at Jayalalithaa


August 8th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) A top Sri Lankan official has hit out at Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa for demanding the trial of leaders in Colombo for alleged ... Read more...

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23 Indian fishermen to be released by Sri Lanka


June 24th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 24 (IANS) Twenty-three Indian fishermen taken into custody by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly crossing into the island nation's waters would be released in two days.In ... Read more...

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Indian fishermen to be freed soon: Sri Lanka


June 23rd, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka has said it will soon release the 23 Indian fishermen taking into custody for fishing in Sri Lankan waters."Following the due process of ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa seeks PM’s help to free fishermen (Lead)


June 21st, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to secure the early release of the 23 fishermen from Tamil Nadu taken into custody ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka for better ties over fishing


March 30th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka have called for better relations among their fishing communities, and agreed that there should be no use of force in the ... Read more...

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Row over fishing causing a crisis: Sri Lanka minister


March 16th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) A Sri Lankan minister has warned that recurring clashes between Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen may spark off a major showdown because the dispute is ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka to discuss attacks on fishermen: Krishna (Lead)


February 23rd, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) With recent incident of Indian fishermen being apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said an India-Sri Lanka joint working group on fisheries ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka to discuss attacks on fishermen: Krishna


February 23rd, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The India-Sri Lanka joint working group on fisheries will meet next month to resolve issues relating to the Sri Lankan Navy's attacks on Indian fishermen, External Affairs ... Read more...

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Government has agreed to JPC, says BJP (Lead)


February 21st, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said the government had agreed to the demand for Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the 2G spectrum controversy and ... Read more...

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Mobile phones to warn fishermen straying into Sri Lankan waters


February 18th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) In the backdrop of the diplomatic row over Indian fishermen being killed and arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy, the government is discussing with mobile phone service ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka frees all Indian fishermen after EAM steps in


February 18th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): A day after External Affairs Minister S M Krishna expressed India's deep concern at the detention of nearly 136 fishermen in Jaffna district, Sri Lanka on Friday ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka releases 136 Indian fishermen


February 18th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 18 (IANS) A court in Sri Lanka Friday ordered the release of 136 Indian fishermen who had been kept in custody in the island's northern Jaffna region, a media report ... Read more...

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India concerned, hopes Sri Lanka will free arrested fishermen


February 17th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Conveying its "deep concern" over the detention of 136 Indian fishermen in Jaffna, India Thursday asked the Sri Lankan government to take "necessary" steps to set ... Read more...

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Fishermen’s arrest unacceptable, India tells Sri Lanka (Lead)


February 16th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) India Wednesday expressed serious concern over the fate of its fishermen, allegedly apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy, and said it has been conveyed to the Sri ... Read more...

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Fishermen issue taken up with Sri Lanka: PM


February 16th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said the arrest of 118 fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy had been taken up with Colombo."We are taking up this ... Read more...

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Rao heads to Colombo Sunday over fishermen’s killings


January 28th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) In the wake of outrage in Tamil Nadu over the recent killing of two Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao dashes off to ... Read more...

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Attacks on Indian fishermen has fallen, says Krishna


August 11th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Stating that attacks on Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy has dropped, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Wednesday he would take up the issue when ... Read more...

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Suspicious Sri Lanka turns down aid from British Tamil ship


June 9th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): A ship carrying aid from British Tamils has been rejected by the Sri Lankan authorities, who suspected it to contain logistical equipment for the Tamil Tigers.Sri Lankan military ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka confirms arrest of 28 Indian fishermen (Lead)


November 18th, 2008 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) At least 28 Indian fishermen and seven of their boats have been detained by the Sri Lankan Navy early Tuesday, a police officer here said."Fishermen who had set ... Read more...

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One fisherman killed, 100 injured in firing by Sri Lankan navy


September 28th, 2008 - 11:43 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Sept 28 (ANI): At least one fisherman was killed and 100 injured in alleged firing by the Sri Lankan Navy when they were fishing near Katchatheevu in Rameswaram in Tamil ... Read more...

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Restrain your fishermen, Rajapaksa tells Manmohan


August 1st, 2008 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Colombo, Aug 1 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Friday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure that Indian fishermen did not breach the maritime boundary between the two ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka frees 12 more Indian fishermen


April 1st, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by admin
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 1 (IANS) Sri Lanka Tuesday freed 12 Indian fishermen who were arrested by its navy while poaching in the island's territorial waters in early March, diplomatic sources here ... Read more...

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