A massive fishermen’s agitation was held at Trincomalee yesterday (8th) with the participation of people of all communities. The agitators marched to the Trincomalee District Fisheries office and surrounded it.
In a discussion held the authorities promised to find solutions for the grievances of fisherfolk in the district.
The main fisheries market and all fish stalls in the town were closed and black flags were hoisted as a mark of support for the protest action of the fisherfolk.
The National Organizer of All Ceylon Fishermen’s Federation Rathna Gamage and its Trincomalee organizer Arun Hemachandra were also present.