This demand comes as a huge setback for the local franchise, Chennai Super Kings ( CSK), which has invested heavily on a couple of players from across the Palk Straits
-- Nuwan Kulasekara and Akila Dananjaya.
10 -- Making out a strong case for pressure on Colombo for a new deal for Lankan Tamils, and arguing that Delhi has "a moral and legal responsibility" to ensure the welfare of Tamilians living across the Palk Straits
, the first elected chief minister of Tamil-majority Northern Province C V Vigneswaran today claimed in Chennai in the course of a memorial lecture that a second-class citizenship has been foisted on the ethnic Tamils in the island nation, and alleged that there is state violence targeted at them.
Reportedly, Sri Lankan Navy targeted the Indian trawlers and rounded up 23 fishermen, belonging to Tamil Nadu, when they were fishing near Katchatheevu Island in the Palk Straits
INDIA summoned the Sri Lankan high commissioner on Thursday and lodged a protest against the killing of a Tamil Nadu fisherman by the Sri Lankan Navy in the Palk Straits
21 -- Ending the chill across the Palk Straits
, India and Sri Lanka are set to step up military ties.
"Due to adverse weather conditions presently obtaining in the Palk Straits
and the Gulf of Mannar, seven fishing trawlers with 29 Indian fishermen which had set off from Tamil Nadu had run aground or got damaged in Sri Lankan waters and have been rescued by the Sri Lankan Navy," said Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vishnu Prakash in response to a question.
One disclosure that will be of interest across the Palk Straits
relates to IPKF and Rajiv-Prabhakaran tete-a-tete.
On January 12, an Indian fisherman was killed in the Palk Straits
when Sri Lankan naval personnel allegedly opened fire on three fishermen, who went out to sea from Jagadapattinnam near Pudukottai.
The meeting assumes importance in view of the fresh concerns over Kachhativu and the continuing fishermen problems in the Palk Straits
DMDK president Vijayakanth held a brainstorming session with his colleagues for a postmortem on the Lok Sabha election results, and to take stock of the situation across the Palk Straits
. The party contested for 14 seats as a member of the BJP -led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) but drew a blank.
"Katchatheevu is a small island of approximately 285 acres in the Palk Straits
off Rameswaram, which was a part of Ramanthapuram District of Tamil Nadu.
A clear signal that Modi's BJP is going to test the waters in the Palk Straits
free of any political baggage and is going to reach out to Colombo in a bold venture.