(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"
(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"
(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"
(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"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Sri Lankan Government on Wednesday (08) decided to release all 85 Indian fishermen who are now in its custody."Sri Lanka to release all 85 Indian fishermen in custody"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka Navy today (07) rejected the Indian media reports which alleges that Navy personnel lethally shot an Indian fisherman Monday night (06), while he was fishing a short distance off the Katchatheevu islet."Sri Lanka Navy denies allegations of shooting Indian fishermen"
(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"