A demonstration is to be staged by the Federation of the Vadamaradchchi East Fishermen Cooperative Societies, against the project for purifying the sea water of the Vadamaradchchi East Maruthankerny area (Thalayady).
A meeting regarding this was held at the conference hall of the Federation on 17th Friday. During the meeting, all the representatives of the Societies, unanimously insisted that the desalination project should be stopped fully in Maruthankerny area.
If sea water is purified here, a big problem will be caused for the fishing. Fish coming towards the shore will be reduced. By purifying the sea water here, the livelihood of 90% fishermen depending on fishing will completely affected.Hence in order to expose these things a demonstration will be staged led by the Federation.
Meanwhile the Jaffna District Secretary and the Maruthankerny Divisional Secretary had invited the Thalayadi Cooperative Societies and the representatives of the public Organizations of Thalayady and held a meeting at the Maruthankerny Divisional Secretariat regarding purifying sea water Project.
We strongly condemn the holding of the meeting, the president of the Federation, P.Premathas said.