Katchatheevu Island

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News:The annual festival of St Antony’s Shrine is being celebrated in Katchatheevu Island,Sri Lanka.

Facts:

About Katchatheevu Island:

  • Katchatheevu is an uninhabited island situated between Sri Lanka and India.
  • This island has been under the Kings of Ramanathapuram in modern Tamil Nadu.
  • During the British era, the island was administered by both India and SriLanka.
  • However,in the early 20th century, Sri Lanka claimed territorial ownership over the Island.Hence, in 1974 India ceded the island to Sri Lanka through a joint agreement.