In the past, ferry services have been set up for tourists and have been suspended several times due to their low usage.  The low use of the old ferry links could be due to the high cost of the old routes.  From now on, the only way for tourists to reach India from Sri Lanka is by plane. In 2019, negotiations began on ferry traffic between Colombo and Tuticorin and between Talaimannar and Rameshwaram. There is also a proposal to operate a cruise/ferry between Colombo and Kochi in Kerala. The Indian and Sri Lankan governments are working closely together to better link the two neighbouring countries.  Sri Lankan Minister of Tourism Development John Amaratunga says a ferry link will help tourists on both sides travel at a very low cost.  Work plan 2014-2015 as part of the agricultural cooperation programme between India and Sri Lanka. India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives signed another agreement in July 1976 to determine the point of the three crosses in the Gulf of Mannar. Subsequently, in November, India and Sri Lanka signed another agreement to extend the maritime border in the Gulf of Mannar.
 There have been several alleged incidents of Sri Lankan navy personnel shooting at Indian fishermen fishing on Palk Street, where India and Sri Lanka are only 22 kilometres apart. The problem began with Indian fishermen using mechanized trawlers, which caught the sri Lankan fishermen (including Tamils) and damaged their fishing boats. The Sri Lankan government wants India to ban and negotiate the use of mechanized trawlers in the Palk Strait area. So far, no concrete agreement has been reached, with India in favour of regulating these trawlers rather than banning them altogether. Another cause of problems on the Sri Lankan side is the use of mechanized trawlers that they consider harmful to the environment.  Currently, there is no good faith Indian fisherman in the custody of the Sri Lankans. A Joint Working Group (JWG) has been established to examine issues relating to Indian fishermen travelling in Sri Lankan territorial waters, develop ways to prevent the use of force against them, investigate the early release of seized vessels, and explore opportunities to develop bilateral agreements for licensed fishing. The JWG last met in January 2006. [Citation required] If a single geological oil comes from a natural gas structure or field, or from any geological structure or geological deposit, including sand or gravel, extends beyond the Section 1 limit, and the part of that structure or field on one side of the border is used in whole or in part across the border, the two countries are working to reach agreement on how the structure or field should be used in the most efficient way and how the resulting revenues are distributed. New Delhi, 26 June 1974 Colombo, 28 June 1974The Government of the Indian Republic of SRI LANKA, by determining the border in the historic waters between India and Sri Lanka and by resolving related issues in a manner that is fair and equitable to both parties, HAVING will have examined the whole issue on all sides and will have taken into account the evidence and legal aspects of the historical and legal, Article 1The border between India and Sri Lanka in the waters from Adam Bridge to Palk Road is large circular circles between the following positions, in the order shown below, defined by the latitude and longitude 😛 Sosition 1: 10-05 North , 80-03 Position is 2 09-57 North, 79-35 Position East: 09-40 15 North, 79-2260 Eastern Position 4:09 21 80 North, 79-3070 Eastern Position 5:09-13 North, 79-32 Position is 6:09-06 North, 79-32 EastArticle 2The coordinates of the positions covered in Article 1 are the geographical coordinates and the straight lines that connect them are indicated in the attached attached diagram, signed by the knives authorized by both governments. Article 3The actual location of the aforementioned positions at sea and at the bottom of the sea is determined by a method used by agr surveyors