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Northern Governor confident fishing issues will be resolved soon

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Constructive measures taken by both Indian and Sri Lankan Governments will solve issues relating to illegal poaching by Indian fishermen in the Northern Seas, Northern Chief Minister Reginald Cooray said.

Ceylontoday, 2016-03-21 02:00:00
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Northern Governor confident fishing issues will be resolved soon

BY S.S Sakthi


Constructive measures taken by both Indian and Sri Lankan Governments will solve issues relating to illegal poaching by Indian fishermen in the Northern Seas, Northern Chief Minister Reginald Cooray said.


He has expressed confidence that the positive relationship existing at present between the two countries will easily solve the fishermen issue. "Difficulties faced by Northern fishermen are very well known. All fisheries organizations have pointed out illegal livelihood activities taking place in the Northern Sea. Immediate action will be taken to control such activities. I welcome the position taken by fishermen societies to only engage in legal livelihood activities," he said.


"I believe the fishermen issue can be solved easily, between the two countries, when both governments take a mutual stand. I understand the issues raised by fisheries societies in the North. I believe these issues will be solved when the relationship between the two countries are at a positive level," he said.


Northern Governor Cooray further said, the Central Government, Provincial Government and fishermen societies should adopt a general mechanism to solve the fishermen issue. At the same time, modern facilities should be provided to the Department of Fisheries and the Navy to easily tackle illegal activities in the Northern Sea.


"I have understood the need to allow fisheries societies to function democratically. I will also take steps to develop harbours, light houses and provide adequate livelihood facilities to the Northern fishermen," Governor said.


Northern Governor Cooray said so at a discussion held with fisheries societies from Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu and Mannar Districts at the governor's office on Wednesday (16).

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