Prior to the 1964 cyclone, the small island served as a major tourist spot and shares its only land border between India and Sri Lanka, which is one of the smallest in the world -- just 50 yards in length on a shoal in Palk Strait
Keezhakkarai and Adhirampattinam are two coastal towns close to Sri Lanka across the Palk Strait
. The fresh raids in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday began a day after the NIA arrested a 29-year-old, Riyas A, suspected to be linked to the IS, who allegedly wanted to carry out a suicide attack in Kerala.
Emerit said the central and Tamil Nadu governments should holds talks with Sri Lanka to figure out a solution to the problems faced by fishermen in Palk Strait
and to protect their traditional livelihood.
WHERE in the world is the Palk Strait
? WHEN did the Greeks defeat the Persians in the Battle of Salamis?
Condemning the frequent arrest of Indian fishermen, Rameswaram Fishermen Association President, P Sesuraja asked the Centre to intervene and help them fish in the traditional waters in Palk Strait
But will the proposed 30-km long concrete-and-steel structure across the Palk Strait
(from Dhanuskhodi in Tamil Nadu to Talaimannar in northern Sri Lanka) successfully bridge the gulf of differences between the South Asian neighbors?
With ref to the article in last week's issue headlined: Bridge over the Palk Strait
. It has come out beautifully.
Sri Lanka's Tamils share close cultural and religious ties with those across the Palk Strait
in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
The two countries are separated by a narrow strip of sea known as the Palk Strait
which is also a rich fishing ground.
But the Tamil Tigers, then riding on the backs of a prosperous huge Tamil diaspora and their large ethnic cousins across the Palk Strait
in India, were too intransigent and obstinate.
At least 22 fishermen from Jagadapattinam in Pudukottai district in Tamil Nadu were detained by the Sri Lankan navy, while fishing in the Palk Strait