India-Sri Lanka: Major Issues and their Resolution

India and Sri Lanka enjoy a vibrant and growing economic and commercial partnership, which has witnessed considerable expansion over the years. India has traditionally been among Sri Lanka’s largest trade partners and Sri Lanka remains among the largest trade partners of India in the SAARC.

Major issues affecting India-Sri Lanka Relations

  • Fisheries Dispute: The Palk Strait and Gulf of Mannar have been hotspots for fishing rights disputes. Indian fishermen often face arrest by Sri Lankan authorities for crossing maritime boundaries. This has led to frequent tensions and incidents involving fishermen from both countries.
  • Katchatheevu Island Dispute: The ownership of Katchatheevu Island, ....
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