Tamil Diplomat

Lives of fishermen were lost because they were not supplied with Life-saving Jackets

The Vice President of Federation of Fishermen Societies V.Tahavacheslvam accused the Officers of the Department of Fisheries for causing the loss of the lives of Fishermen by not issuing life Jackets to the fishermen, in a press conference held at the federation office.

Almost all of the fishermen in the south are issued with jackets. But the Department in the North had issued only a few jackets hoarding the balance jackets in their office for the last 2 years. If these jackets had been issued, the lives of the fishermen, who lost their lives recently would have been saved.. Due to the irresponsibility of Department officials these fishermen are losing their lives at the sea, he said.