SLA permits dredging mooring points in Vadamaradchi again

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 05 October 2004, 13:32 GMT]
Sri Lanka army Tuesday permitted fishermen to dig two mooring points in Valvettithurai. Work on one of the mooring points began Tuesday. Workmen who were on their way to Valvettithurai were, however, stopped by SLA at Polikandy but were allowed to proceed after commander of 54-2 Brigade in Pt. Pedro intervened.

SLA and fishermen on Jaffna's Vadamaradchi have been at loggerheads since the signing of ceasefire agreement in 2002 over digging and dredging mooring points along this coast.

Vadamaradchi fishermen complain thier livelihood is adversely affected by the SLA's refusal to let them dredge and dig mooring points on the reef covered Vadamaradchi coast.

 

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