The Kurunagar United Front has requested the District Secretary, Jaffna, on behalf of the Kurunagar Fishing Development Society that a light house with lightening conductor at the Kurunagar Confluence, near the place where a fisherman was killed by lightning strike.
Prior to 1990, a Light house with lightening conductor was in existence near this confluence. During that period lightening strikes on fishermen were unheard of. But after the end of the war this lighthouse was damaged and destroyed.
Although, requests were made to relevant authorities, no action was taken. So far 7 fishermen had been killed by lightening in this area, so far. One a young familied fisherman lost his life, on the 15th of this month.
These loss of lives are caused by the lethargy of officials and politicians. Hence we request that the Light House with lightening Conductor be constructed in this area without further delay and prevent further loss of lives.