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Lack of employment opportunities in island nation forces many to flee illegally by boat in search for better life.
Sri Lanka refugees stranded on a boat near Australia's shoreline are in legal limbo and fear torture if sent home.
Sri Lankan navy seizes 73 fishermen for "illegal poaching" as Tamil Nadu chief minister condemns "belligerent actions".
Fishermen struggle to make a living because of low fish stocks, accusing Indian trawlers of damaging environment.
At least 32 fishermen detained for alleged poaching off the Delft island coast, reports say.
Though a vocal minority, many are being compelled to deactivate their Twitter accounts in the face of online abuse.
Prasanto K Roy
Reports say latest arrests could derail scheduled talks between two nations on the thorny issue of fishing.
Tamil Nadu chief minister opposes federal government's offer to train Sri Lankan naval officers.
Two days of torrential rain have caused widespread problems and triggered many landslides.
Everton Fox
Officials say country loses more than $50m a year due to illegal poaching by Indian fishermen.
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