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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Ironicallymany of the Indian fishermen are wage-earners on trawlers owned by rich politicians and are compelled to venture into Sri Lankan waters risking arrest. You stay on the Indian side, let our fishermen stay on the Sri Lankan side Lankan move to rebuild Katchatheevu church calculated provocation: Katchatheevu is a acre island which is 17 km away from Rameswaram, a town in the southern district of Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu. Besides, the island would be the obvious military base if Sri Lanka goes on a war against India.

The church festival runs for three days. National Entrepreneurship Awards Not possible to return Katchatheevu to India: The island katchxtheevu from a volcanic eruption that occurred in the 14th century.

Asserting its sovereignty over Katchatheevu, a Sri Lankan Minister today said it was not possible for the island nation to return the islet to India. 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. 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. However, the Indian government has stated that “No territory belonging to India was ceded nor sovereignty relinquished since the area was in dispute and had never been demarcated” and that the dispute on the status of the island was settled in by an agreement, and both countries took katcatheevu account historical isshe and legal aspects.


Yes, Sri Lanka had a strong support from USA at that time, and it was timid wisdom to not piss them off on an issue like this, but Katchatheevu is no ordinary wasteland to just let it get snatched so that nobody has to worry about it.

Retrieved from ” https: The reason was, M. Jaya to PM 27 Oct, No one will shoot anyone else Inboth Sri Lanka and India claimed this piece of land for fishing katchatheeuv the dispute remained unsettled.

When Indian fishermen crossed boundaries, arrests followed and talks for retrieval of Katchatheevu followed suit in Tamil Nadu. Most fishermen do not stop at Katchatheevu but venture almost up to the Sri Lankan coast. Have you read these stories? Init was made clear that Indian fishermen are not allowed to fish on the Sri Lankan side. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Email required Address never made public.

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Sri Lanka today arrested 15 fishermen from here for allegedly poaching in that country’s waters near Katchatheevu, police said. Jayalalithaa said why the DMK member was asking her on “what action was taken on Katchatheevu,” when it had not done anything over it. In fact, for some reason, she wrote to Vajpayee in that the sovereignty of Sri Lanka will be maintained in the island. Articles needing cleanup from June All pages needing cleanup Cleanup tagged articles with a reason field from June Wikipedia pages needing cleanup from June Articles containing Tamil-language text Articles containing Sinhalese-language text Coordinates on Wikidata.

Antony, patron-saint of seafarers, to whom the feast is dedicated. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Coming to think of it, did Edwina had serious Chacha issues? Later inJayalalithaa moved the Supreme Court to nullify the Katchatheevu agreements of and Where does the army go from here. This site uses cookies.


The government, instead of prolonging the issue of rights, must invest in technology to begin efficient and eco-friendly fishing practices. Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan Tamil fishermen have objected to Indian trawlers eating into their livelihood.


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.

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While MK, Jaya spar over ceding of the island, they ignore problems of trawling. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Ownership of the island was controversial up until as kagchatheevu British Rule the island was administered by both countries.

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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. Resolution passed on Katchatheevu”. Why are you fishing in our waters? In June the new Tamil Nadu government led by Jayalalithaa filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking iasue declaration of the and agreements between India and Sri Lanka on ceding of Katchatheevu to Katchatheeevu Lanka as unconstitutional.

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But the most important suggestion which has the potential to make a difference is investing in deep-sea fishing and training fishermen for multi-day shipping. Hell, the island is 17 km away from India and 20 km away from Sri Lanka. Tech Science Reviews Search for: Ostensibly, none of these might happen in the foreseeable future.

Two centuries later, the British officials leased Katchatheevu and maintained it.