SLN, govt departments to use confiscated Indian trawlers

[TamilNet, Friday, 03 September 2004, 17:36 GMT]
Indian fishing trawlers confiscated by the Jaffna High Court for poaching in the northern sea have been handed over to Sri Lanka Navy and other government agencies for their use. 47 Indian trawlers taken into custody have been kept in the Kankesanthurai harbour under the supervision of the Sri Lanka Navy on a confiscation order by court, sources said.

Jaffna officials of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Thursday handed over six such trawlers to the Sri Lanka Navy on the orders of their superiors.

Jaffna Government Agent Mr.S.Pathmanathan Friday handed over another four trawlers to the Kayts Divisional Secretary Mr.K.Srimohan to organize a regular transport service between islets and the mainland, the sources said.

 

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