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Fishermen Protect for their rights

Written By Freedam to the nation resettlement of IDPs on Thursday, December 19, 2013 | 3:43 AM

Hundreds of fishermen were protesting and blocking Puthlam -Colombo road in 17 th December at Thoppuwa junction ,Kochchikade
* They were protesting against foreign fishing vessels
*Fisher women who participated in the protest were asking for the release of fishermen who are in Indian jails, for some time. They accused India, of closing down the international shipping routes in between SL and India, and they are taking SL fisherman into custody, while in international waters.
*Furthermore, the fishermen wants to cancel the subsidy for fuel, and reduce the price in general. Since the subsidy does not meet the requirement and also the process is not well organised. They say that they are being cheating by the government.   
Puthlam - Colombo road was blocked for about one and half our until deputy minister of fisheries Mr. Sarah Gunarathne promised to take the issues to the president Mahinda Rajapaksha today himself. Twenty representatives from the protesters were selected to go and discuss the issues they are having.
Sanath Nishantha, minister for fisheries in northwestern provincial council and also senior parliament member Mr. Milroy Fernando were at the site of the protest, and will join the conversation with the president
 
stop the foreign fishing vessels

fisher women campaign for their husbands whose arrested in India

police man get the photos of the protesting team




north western fisher minster Sanath Nishantha


Deputy minister of fisheries Mr. Sarah Gunarathne promised to take the issues to the president Mahinda Rajapaksha today himself.

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