SLA closes Katkovalam fish market

[TamilNet, Friday, 10 March 2006, 12:15 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has ordered closure of the fish market located close to the shore in the coastal town of Katkovalam located 2 km east of Point Pedro town. The SLA recently has built new sentry points and a mini camp near the fish market and claimed that the market poses security threat to their new positions, Vadamaradchy Fisheries Consortium officials said.

Katkovalam fish market has been functioning for decades on the same location, and fisher families and villagers in Katkovalam and surrounding areas will be greatly inconvenienced by the closure, fisheries officials said.

 

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