Sri Lankan Navy arrests 15 Indian fishermen including a minor

Chennai, Nov 6 (BPNS) Sri Lankan Navy have arrested 15 Indian fishermen belonging to Tamil Nadu on charges of fishing in Sri Lankan waters after crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL). The navy also apprehended two boats of the fishermen. The fishermen are from Rameswaram in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu. A 12 year […]

3 Keralites among Norwegian ship crew detained at Guinea

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 6 (BPNS) A Norwegian oil vessel is detained by Equatorial Guinea in which 26 sailors including 3 Keralites are also in custody. According to sailors who have communicated to their home, they were detained on suspicion of crude oil piracy. The Norwegian ship Heroic Idun was detained by the Guinea Navy after the […]

10 more Sri Lankan refugees reach Dhanushkodi,TN

Chennai, Nov 5 (BPNS) In another tale of people fleeing from Sri Lanka due to the high cost of living and unemployment, 10 more Sri Lankan Tamils reached Dhanushkodi in the Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu in the early hours of Saturday. They were accommodated at the refugee camp at Ramanathapuram after questioning at the […]

Sri Lankan navy arrests 7 Indian fishermen from TN

Chennai, Oct 28 (BPNS) Sri Lankan Navy on Wednesday late night arrested 7 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu. The fishermen were arrested while fishing at Nadatheevu for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL). A mechanized fishing boat in which the fishermen were engaged in their vocation was also seized by the Sri Lankan […]

Sri Lankan Navy arrests three Tamil fishermen

Chennai, Oct 20(IANS) In another incident of Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu being ill treated by the Sri Lankan Navy, three fishermen from Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu were arrested on Wednesday night for allegedly poaching in Sri Lankan waters. The arrested are N. Arul (36), K. Ayyappan (30) and S. Sundaram (26). Police said […]

12 more Sri Lankan refugees arrive at Rameswaram, TN

Chennai, Sept 20 (BPNS) With the financial situation in Sri Lanka till remaining uncertain 12 more refugees from the island nation arrived in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. The 12 were rescued by the Hovercraft of the Indian Coast Guard from the 4th islet in Dhanushkodi police station limits. Those arrived on Tuesday included 3 men, […]

Eight more Sri Lankans arrive at TN

Chennai, Aug 22 (BPNS) With the Sri Lankan economy reeling and political instability looming large in the island nation, eight more people from Sri Lanka reached the Indian shores at Arichalmunai, Rameswaram on Sunday. The eight members of two families from Sri Lanka claimed that they had paid their live savings of Rs 1 lakh […]