Eight Tamil Nadu fishermen from Vellapalam, were found by Vedaranyam on Sunday, with internal injuries, allegedly as a result of an attack by the Sri Lankan Navy, reported The Hindu.
One fishermen had a knife wound, whilst others alleged to have been attacked with pipes and ropes, and their nets slashed. The men are admitted to Vedaranyam hospital.
The fishermen who left the coast of Vellapalam on Saturday morning, deny crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line. However, according to The Hindu, a GPS reading places them 38 nautical miles south-east off Arcottuthurai - inside Sri Lanka's claimed territorial waters.
The Sri Lankan government has expressed concern over a recent Memorandum of understanding, signed between the US Embassy in Colombo and the Trincomalee Urban Council, to establish an ‘American Corner’, a public information centre.
A Sri Lankan military soldier is suspected to have perpetrated the rape of a 7 year old girl in Nedunkeni, Vavuniya, reports Uthayan.
The incident led to a protest by local Tamils, demanding that the culprit be arrested.
Sri Lanka's Public Relations and Public Affairs Minister, Mervyn Silva, has decided to launch a hotline for public complaints, reports Colombo Page. The hotline would allow the user to choose their language of choice,