Tamil Nadu Parish decides to shun Katchatheevu festival

(TAMIL NADU, LANKAPUVATH) – The Verkodu Parish, which organises the annual Indian pilgrimage to Katchatheevu for the St. Antony’s Church festival has decided to boycott the festival, scheduled for March 11 and 12 in protest against the gunning down of fisherman K. Britjo (21) on Monday night, while fishing on the high seas.

"Tamil Nadu Parish decides to shun Katchatheevu festival"

Rameswaram fishermen to boycott Katchatheevu festival

(TAMIL NADU, LANKAPUVATH) – Expressing dismay over the continued arrest of fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy and detention of their boats, Rameswaram fishermen have decided to boycott the 2-day annual Katchatheevu festival at St. Antony’s Church in the islet on March 11 and 12 and launch an indefinite strike from March 7, seeking the release of all arrested fishermen and boats.

"Rameswaram fishermen to boycott Katchatheevu festival"