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Monday 28 September 2020
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Fishermen protest against saltern in Keratheevu

Fishermen protest against saltern in Keratheevu

The fishermen societies of Thenmaradchchi area held a protest rally protesting against the establishment of a salter in Kaeratheevu area in Thenmaradchchi while the Coordination committee meeting of the Division was in progress at Themaradchchi Divisional Secretary’s Office yesterday.

The representatives of Fishermen Societies from Ketpaly, Koyitkudiyiruppu, Thanankkilappu, Maravanpulavu, Kovilakandy, and Katchai.

The matter of the saltern taken up for discussion and the chair to the meeting M.A.Sumanthiran instructed  the officials of the Preservation of Environment Board and the Department of Agriculture to convene a meeting with the representatives of Fisher men and farmers, to be presided by the District Secretary, explain them the advantages and disadvantages, and prepare a report taking in their opinion.

Mawai Senathyrajah, speaking in the meeting said that although they prefer industries established they could not allow the industries to affect the welfare of the people.


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