Basic facilities for the resettled fishermen to engage in fishing immediately at the Myliddy Fisheries Harbour area will be provided and funds will be released for the renovation of 5 Hindu Temples damaged by the war, said the Minister of Rehabilitation, D.M. Swamynathan.
An event for handing over livelihood assistance to the resettled fishermen in Myliddy was held yesterday at Myliddy, and Minister said as above addressing the gathering. Continuing further he said that, Myliddy harbor was the second highest earning harbor in Sri Lanka. Requests were forwarded for basic facilities if the fishermen are to settle here. Development of infra structures will be also taken into consideration. We expect to allocate 300 Million for fishing only for this year.
Speaking in the same event the Jaffna District Secretary, N.Vethanayagan said that, as no development was under taken here for 27 years, the Representatives of the fishermen had pointed out several development s that should be undertaken here. 249 families had registered them for resettling here in the 54 acre released recently by the Army. Basic facilities including housing are to be provided to them.