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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Jayalalithaa pushed for the retrieval of Katchatheevu, the centre of a long-standing dispute between the fishermen of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka.
The acre land, strategically important for fishing activities, was owned by the Raja of Ramnad Ramanathapuram and later became part of the Madras Presidency after the delimitation of Gulf of Mannar and Palk Strait during British rule between the then governments of Madras and Ceylon. Inboth Sri Lanka and India claimed this piece of land for fishing and the dispute remained unsettled.
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.
Inthe Tamil Nadu Assembly adopted a resolution demanding the retrieval of Katchatheevu. During iszue civil war and with northern borders under the control of the LTTE expandthe fishermen had easy access into the fishing grounds.
Later inJayalalithaa moved the Supreme Court to nullify the Katchatheevu agreements of and When Indian fishermen crossed boundaries, arrests followed and talks for retrieval of Katchatheevu followed katchaheevu in Tamil Nadu.
The Sri Lankan government claims kattchatheevu depletion of marine resources on its waters has affected the livelihood of fishermen. Why are you fishing in our waters?
KATCHATHEEVU – THE ISLAND INDIA GAVE AWAY TO SRI LANKA – War_Amateur
Stay on the Indian side There will be no issue No one will shoot anyone else You stay on the Indian side, let our fishermen stay on the Sri Lankan side You came in there. Last month, reports claimed that the church was going to be demolished by the Sri Lankan government, but it was clarified later by the external affairs ministry spokesperson, Vikas Swarup, that nothing of the sort would happen.
Wed, Jun 15 Tamil Nadu CM J. Katcyatheevu pushed for the retrieval of Katchatheevu during her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
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