No maps of Sri Lanka showed it as its territory. However, seeing it’s strategic location, Sri Lanka started claiming it. The issue was discussed some times during. Katchatheevu Latest Breaking News, Pictures, Videos, and Special Reports from The Jayalalithaa attacks rival DMK on Katchatheevu ceding issue, seeks. In the run-up to the state elections, both the AIADMK and the DMK have been bringing up the issue of ceding of Katchatheevu in and.

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All News Videos Photos. An unassuming hero on the threshold of greatness The Modi economy and jobs: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. During the civil war and with northern borders under the control of the LTTE expandthe fishermen had easy access into the fishing grounds.

This page was last edited on 11 Decemberat This provision was lopsided as unless someone fished in the waters around the island, why would they dry their nets? Integrating technologyhuman resources, markets and best practices to promote livelihood issues can help bring dignity to the fisher men. The government, instead of prolonging the issue of rights, must invest in technology to begin efficient and eco-friendly fishing practices.

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kkatchatheevu Sri Lankan minister says Indian court cannot nullify accord on Kachchativu Island”. Ironicallyissie of the Indian fishermen are wage-earners on trawlers owned by rich politicians and are compelled to venture into Sri Lankan waters risking arrest. Later inJayalalithaa moved the Supreme Court to nullify the Katchatheevu agreements of and In conclusion, with or without Katchatheevu, there is a lot that can be done to improve the lot of Indian fishermen by weaning them away from mechanised fishing in the coastal waters and in Palk Straits in the context of dwindling catch and unwanted confrontations that have strained bilateral relations.


Antony’s shrine is one of a kind which shares the borders of both countries India and Sri Lanka, and declared holy place by both Governments. Sri Lankan Forces have time and again been confronting Katvhatheevu fishermen.

You are commenting using your WordPress. As many as 35 country boats and mechanized boats ferry the pilgrims, mostly from Rameswaram; there is not a drop of drinking water on the island, and the only structure is a church named after St. Resolution passed on Katchatheevu”.

Why Katchatheevu is non-issue for fishermen, good for politics April 21,7: The Sri Lankan government claims that depletion of marine resources on its waters has affected the livelihood of fishermen. Where does the army go from here.

The story of Katchatheevu slipping and sliding into the hands of Sri Lanka is as absurd as the pronunciation of the word itself in the national television Kachcha Thee Woo, really? The main problem continues to grow as more fisherman move into the Sri Lankan sea area for illegal poaching. Jayalalithaa attacks rival DMK on Katchatheevu ceding issue, seeks clarification on the party’s chief 23 Jun, The Lankan government had initially agreed to allow only 20 fishermen to attend the consecration ceremony of the newly-constructed St Antony’s Church in Kachchativu Islet.

Katchatheevu Island Issue

From around the web. Nearly 3, fishermen who had ventured into the sea last evening in boats from here were chased away by the Lankan Naval personnel while they were fishing near Katchatheevu islet. In June the new Tamil Nadu government led by Jayalalithaa filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking the declaration of the and agreements between India and Sri Lanka on ceding of Katchatheevu to Sri Lanka as unconstitutional.

Jayalalithaa has promised from the elections till the elections that she will get Katchatheevu back, and nothing happened. Restore India’s sovereignty on Katchatheevu: With the commencement of the annual ban on fish KA-ing, this is the best time to talk about the deep sea fishing initiative, and engage with the fishermen to train and equip them for multi-day fishing. The Lankan Navy also is doing their job and is equally harsh on Pakistani and Bangladeshi fishermen.



No one is required to possess an Indian passport or Sri Lankan visa for visiting Kachchatheevu. Sri Lankan navy arrested 24 fishermen and chased away at gun point several others for allegedly fishing in Lankan waters near Katchatheevu in the Palk Straits.

Who wants to woo mangoes here? Though ceded to Sri Lanka, the agreement, which did not specify fishing rights, allowed Indian fishermen to fish around Katchatheevu and to dry their nets on the island. Later on with the British rule on the Indian subcontinent was the island part of the Madras Presidency. Why Modinomics will not usher in acche din in the short term Katchayheevu leader, a brittle virtue? While MK, Jaya spar over ceding of the island, they ignore problems of trawling.

Nehru could have called dibs on it at least on this aspect. The right of the fishermen is continuously infringed upon by the Sri Lankan’s Navy “recurrent” actions of apprehension, the Chief minister said.

As part of the Sri Lankan civil war, this arrangement led to many difficulties with the Sri Lankan Navy that is deployed to prevent smuggling of weapons by the rebel group LTTE.