Fishermen in 5 Coastal Districts of Tamil Nadu begin indefinite fast

(NAGAPATTINAM, LANKAPUVATH) – Fishermen in Rameswaram on Tuesday (14) ended their week-long protest over the killing of a colleague, allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy, while those from Tamil Nadu’s 5 Coastal Districts began an indefinite fast over the issue and to press for other demands, the Press Trust of India reported.

"Fishermen in 5 Coastal Districts of Tamil Nadu begin indefinite fast"

77 Indian fishermen released by Sri Lankan Government, repatriated

(RAMESWARAM, LANKAPUVATH) – 77 Indian and 12 Sri Lankan fishermen were on Tuesday (14) repatriated in line with the decision taken by two countries to set free fishermen in each other’s custody to defuse tension following the killing of an Indian fisherman last week, the Press Trust of India reported.

"77 Indian fishermen released by Sri Lankan Government, repatriated"

Request to postpone St. Anthony’s festival rejected

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Tamil Nadu Coordinator for the Kachchativu St. Anthony’s festival, Fr. Sahayaraj, had asked for a postponement of the event fixed for Sunday (12), but the Jaffna Diocese had informed him that it could not be postponed for reasons beyond their control, The New Indian Express reported.

"Request to postpone St. Anthony’s festival rejected"

“Katchatheevu retrieval is of no use” – Pon Radhakrishnan

(CHENNAI, LANKAPUVATH) – Lashing out at the political parties demanding the retrieval of Katchatheevu from Sri Lanka, Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, Pon Radhakrishnan, asserted that retrieving the islet will not solve the Indian fishermen issue. Those parties that put forth such a demand were only imagining things and showed that they lacked understanding on the subject, he charged, the Deccan Chronicle reported.

"“Katchatheevu retrieval is of no use” – Pon Radhakrishnan"

Sri Lanka releases 53 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Fifty-three Indian fishermen were on Friday (10) released from a Sri Lankan jail, days after the two countries decided to release fishermen in each other’s custody to defuse tension following the killing of an Indian fisherman allegedly by the Lankan Navy, the Press Trust of India reported.

"Sri Lanka releases 53 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture"

Tamil Nadu fishermen call for State-wide shutdown over Sri Lanka

(TAMIL NADU, LANKAPUVATH) – Fishermen protests in Tamil Nadu’s Rameshwaram continue on the third consecutive day. The protest is being organised demanding compensation for 22-year-old fisherman K. Britso who was allegedly shot by a Sri Lankan Navy officer, the India Today reported on Friday (10).

"Tamil Nadu fishermen call for State-wide shutdown over Sri Lanka"

“Look into woes of fishermen jailed in Sri Lanka” – Madras High Court

(CHENNAI, LANKAPUVATH) – The rehabilitation woes of fishermen, jailed in Sri Lanka, are expected to be addressed soon with the Madras High Court directing the Centre and Tamil Nadu to consider implementing the welfare schemes, The Times of India reported.

"“Look into woes of fishermen jailed in Sri Lanka” – Madras High Court"

Tamil Nadu fishermen demand prosecution of Lankan Navy personnel under Indian law

(TAMIL NADU, LANKAPUVATH) – While the protest against Sri Lankan Navy for shooting down a state fisherman entered the second-day at Rameswaram, one of the major demands placed before the Central Government was to prosecute the Lankan Navy personnel under the Indian law, The New Indian Express reported.

"Tamil Nadu fishermen demand prosecution of Lankan Navy personnel under Indian law"