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126 Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka; repatriated by Indian Coast Guard

Despite inclement weather, the fishermen from Tamil Nadu were swiftly repatriated from two locations on International Maritime Boundary Line onboard two ships and later handed over to state authorities, a Coast Guard release said in Chennai.

The Lankan naval men allegedly attacked a boat carrying four Indian fishermen by pelting stones and bottles.

Sri Lanka to free 120 Indian fishermen

India will also release 36 Lankan fishermen as a humanitarian gesture, an official said.


Sri Lanka navy arrests 34 Indian fishermen

They have been handed over to the fisheries inspection offices in Jaffna and Mannar, the Sri Lankan Navy said.


Sri Lanka to release 86 Indian fishermen on Wednesday

The Tamil Nadu fishermen belong to Nagapattinam, Pudukottai, Tuticorin and Ramanathapuram districts were arrested and lodged in jails in Sri Lanka between September 22 and October 14 this year.

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Across the Aisle: Paradise lost, will it be regained?

Before 1947, the phrase “neighbouring country” stood for Sri Lanka and, some distance away, Burma. Pakistan and Bangladesh are latter-day neighbours.

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A photo exhibition gives a gripping visual narrative of Sri Lanka in the 19th century

An exhibition at the National Museum gives a gripping visual narrative of Sri Lanka in the 19th century

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Jaya writes again to PM, fishers arrest by SL rises to 87

“This is the seventh instance of arrest and remand of innocent fishermen from Tamil Nadu by the Sri Lankan Navy within a span of three weeks,” she said expressing shock.


Delhi joins Sri Lanka probe into ‘sexual favours’ for houses

The project is funded by India and implemented through a MoU with Sri Lanka.

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Seven Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel

The fishermen from Tamil Nadu were later taken to Kankesanthurai in the island nation.

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ICC bans Tharindu Kaushal from bowling ‘Doosra’

The assessment revealed that Tharindu Kaushal’s Doosra was found to exceed the 15-degree level.

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Seven killed, 180 marooned as landslide hits Lanka

Over 180 people displaced by the earth slip have been accommodated temporarily, National Disaster Management Centre officials said.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 6 Indian fishermen for allegedly fishing in Lankan waters

The Navy said it assisted the Sri Lankan coastal guards in the seas off Kovilan Point to nab the fishermen last night.

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Sri Lanka fishermen reject talk offer by Indian counterparts

Sri Lanka accuses fishermen from Tamil Nadu of straying into their territorial waters, while the latter maintain they are only fishing in their traditional areas, especially around Katchatheevu, an islet ceded to Colombo in 1974.

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Sri Lanka’s moment of truth

The Sri Lankan government has not yet committed itself to the OISL recommendations, but its response, appended to the report, does not argue against them either.


UN rights chief calls for hybrid courts to probe Lanka human rights abuses

Zeid Raad al-Hussein pointed to horrific abuses during the conflict, including torture, executions, and sexual abuse by security forces, as well as suicide attacks, assassinations and recruitment of child soldiers by rebels.