A small island in Sri Lanka has sparked political controversy in India.


Since 1921, the rulers of each India and Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) – which had been British colonies on the time – claimed fishing rights within the waters round Katchatheevu. However in 1974, India ended the dispute by renouncing any claims to the island; Two years later, India and Sri Lanka signed an settlement that barred folks from each nations from fishing in one another's waters.

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