Indian fishermen

Sri Lankan court frees 12 Indian fishermen

The fishermen, who have been released by the country's northern Mannar court, were detained by the Sri Lankan Navy December 19.

published on : 6th January 2022

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 12 more Indian fishermen for alleged poaching; total number reaches 55

The new arrests comes a day after the Navy arrested 43 Indian fishermen and seized six fishing trawlers in seas Southeast of the Delft Island in Jaffna.

published on : 20th December 2021

Sri Lanka Navy arrests 43 Indian fishermen for alleged poaching

Fishermen from both countries are arrested frequently for inadvertently trespassing into each other's waters.

published on : 19th December 2021

Sri Lankan Navy hurled stones, bottles to shoo us away, say fishermen

Over 10 boats suffered damage to some extent after being hit with stones, the association leader said, adding that the fishermen returned to shore following the incident.

published on : 5th December 2021

Pakistan hands over 20 Indian fishermen to India at Wagah

Most of the fishermen were imprisoned after crossing over to the Pakistani waters four to five years ago.

published on : 15th November 2021

20 Indian fishermen released from Pakistan jail; to be transported till Wagah border: Official

The Edhi Trust Foundation, a non-profit social welfare organisation, has made arrangements to safely transport the 20 Indian fishermen to the Wagah border.

published on : 13th November 2021

Sri Lanka Navy says missing Indian fisherman's body recovered

Near Neduntheevu late Monday night, a Sri Lankan naval vessel rammed into Indian fishermen's boat, throwing three of the occupants into the sea in the impact.

published on : 20th October 2021

Sri Lankan fishermen protest against alleged poaching by Indian boats 

Hundreds of fishing boats carrying black flags reading 'save our fishermen' were launched in the protest action launched from the northeastern region of Mullaithivu to the Point Pedro in the north.

published on : 17th October 2021

Sri Lanka Navy arrests 23 Indian fishermen, seize five trawlers for alleged poaching

The Sri Lankan Navy arrested the fishermen off the coast of Vettilaikeni in the northern province's point Pedro area.

published on : 14th October 2021

Boats and nets of Indian fishermen damaged in alleged attack by Sri Lankan navy

The incident happened late on Wednesday near Katchatheevu when Lankan Naval personnel, who came in about 10 patrol boats, hurled glass bottles and stones, officials said.

published on : 23rd September 2021

Sri Lankan forces open fire on Nagapattinam fishers, man receives head injury

On Sunday evening, they were trawling along with a few other boats about 40 nautical miles southeast of Kodiyakarai when the incident happened around 4 pm.

published on : 2nd August 2021

24 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

Twenty-four Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Naval personnel today for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line.

published on : 5th March 2017