Palk Strait

'Avoid going near Sri Lankan waters', state government tells Tamil Nadu fishermen

Our men have spotted Sri Lankan vessels moving on the other side of IMBL,” M Murugan, a fishermen representative from Arukatuthurai, said.

published on : 11th May 2022

Six AP teen swimmers cross Palk Strait in record time

Six teenagers from Andhra Pradesh braved extreme challenges in the sea to accomplish their mission of crossing the formidable 29 km-long Palk Strait between Sri Lanka and India on Saturday. 

published on : 24th April 2022

Six Andhra students to swim across Palk Strait tomorrow

The swimmers have been trained by Tulasi Chaitanya, a head constable working in Vijayawada, who is an adventurous swimmer from Andhra Pradesh.

published on : 21st April 2022

13-year-old autistic TN girl swims against tide in Palk Strait, sets record

On World Autism Awareness Day, TNIE speaks to parents and experts on ways to tackle the disorder 

published on : 2nd April 2022

14-year-old boy starts swimming through Palk strait

NA Snehan from Theni, a professional long-distance swimmer, started the challenge from Arichal Munai in Dhanushkodi in the afternoon.

published on : 29th March 2022

13 year old Mumbai autistic girl swims across Palk Strait, sets record

The swimming commenced at 4.22 am on Sunday from Talaimanar and concluded at Dhanushkodi at 5.32 pm.

published on : 21st March 2022

External Affairs Minister raises request to release Indian fishermen in Sri Lanka

The issue of fishermen remains a constant point of concern between Indian authorities and Sri Lanka.

published on : 8th February 2022

56 Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka last month to be sent to Immigration detention centers

A court on January 25 ordered the release of 56 Indian fishermen who were detained by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in the island nation's territorial waters south of Mannar.

published on : 7th February 2022