A group of fishers from Pushpavanam in Nagapattinam district were assaulted and robbed allegedly by Sri Lankan assailants on Wednesday night.
In what has been a disturbing incident, over 150 carcasses of Olive Ridley turtles have been washed ashore in the last four weeks in Nagapattinam district.
The fishermen are finding it increasingly difficult to launch and land their boats because of the marine deposit.
His dedication in leading people from flooded low-lying areas to relief camps amid downpour have come for praise.
The cluster, planned to capitalise on a CPCL refinery in Nagai, had faced stiff resistance
Farmer association Thamizhaga Kaviri Vivasaayigal Sangam opposed the petrochemical project proposed by Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited in Nagapattinam district.
The first major disaster came in the form of huge tidal waves hitting the shores up to a height of 16 feet on December 26, 2004.
While Nagapattinam is known for its agriculture and fishing, what seems to have been forgotten is that it is one that has missed out so much on industrial growth.
Nagapattinam, which once served as a port of Chola Kingdom and centre of sea trade between many countries across the globe, is now bereft of any such activity.
It is the first time since the pandemic that Sri Lankan authorities are remanding detained Nagapattinam fishermen, the official added.
The boat owner's fellow fishermen in Nagore on Wednesday also resorting to a strike and demanding assistance in salvaging operations.
Gunaseelan, who runs a youtube channel called 'Nagai Meenavan' was booked for smuggling 280 kg of ganja worth Rs 1.68 crores to Lankan waters 2 days ago.
The injured were identified as Sivakumar, Siva, and Chinathambi (all residents of Arkatu Thurai fishermen colony in Vedaranyam), a Coast Guard official said.
At least two fishermen were injured after a Coast Guard ship on patrol duty hit their boat in the middle of the sea on Monday night.
The traders along the coast were shocked as huge waves swept away eateries, fancy item stores and toy shops on Thursday morning.