Sri Lanka- India relations: Maritime boundary, fishermen
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As in 2019
Boats seized by Sri Lankan Navy between January 2015 and January 2018
India-Sri Lanka maritime boundary agreements
Both countries signed four maritime boundary agreements between 1974 and 1976 to define the international maritime boundary between them. This was done to facilitate law enforcement and resource management in the waters since both countries are located closely in the Indian Ocean, particularly in Palk Strait.
The first agreement was regarding the maritime boundary between Adam's Bridge and the Palk Strait. It came into force on July 8, 1974
The second agreement came into force on May 10, 1976, and it defined the maritime boundaries in the Gulf of Mannar and the Bay of Bengal
India, Sri Lanka and Maldives signed an agreement for determination of the tri-junction point in the Gulf of Mannar in July 1976
In November 1976, India and Sri Lanka signed another agreement to extend the maritime boundary in the Gulf of Mannar.