The issues fishermen who used ‘draw nets’ for their fishing in Trincomalee District confronted due to construction of unauthorized hotels in the area were solved with the involvement of the JVP say reports.
The issue was referred to the District Secretary after a discussion Maneyaweli Fisheries Association in Trincomalee had with the All Ceylon General Fishermen’s Federation.
Accordingly, discussions were held by W.S.T. Fernando, Nakeshwaran, Kamalendran and Windaran from Maneyaweli Fisheries Association and Arun Hemachandran from All Ceylon General Fishermen’s Federation and the District Secretary A. Pushpakumara.
Several agreements had been reached and the District Secretary has promised to remove all unauthorized constructions within two weeks so that fishermen could engage in their livelihood without any hindrance.