Moothoor fishermen protest against fishing ban

[TamilNet, Monday, 26 May 2008, 15:57 GMT]
Fishermen of Moothoor town and its suburbs Monday held a demonstration in front of the office of the Moothoor Divisional Secretariat against the restriction imposed on fishing in south of Trincomalee harbor. The protesters handed over a memorandum to the Divisional Secretary to take immediate steps to lift the restriction, Moothoor sources said.

Fisheries co-operative society sources in Moothoor said fishermen were allowed to do fishing only for two days (May 20, 21) since the Eastern Provincial Council polls held on May 10. Thereafter they have not been allowed to go for fishing.

Media reports quoting Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) spokesman Commander D.K.P.Dassanayake said fishing has not been allowed as the SLN has been evaluating the security of the Trincomalee Harbour following the sinking of a naval vessel anchored at Ashraff Jetty on May 10th.

 

Latest 15 Reports
21.10.17 21:46  
Unitary constitution imposing choice irrelevant to fundamentals needs rejection by Tamils
20.10.17 07:02  
Jaffna University students boycott classes against manipulative justice of genocidal Sri Lanka
19.10.17 17:11   Photo
Sirisena disappoints student leaders, Cooray humiliates families of hunger-striking prisoners
18.10.17 23:45  
Eastern Provincial Land authority discriminates Tamils
17.10.17 18:46   Photo
Paramilitary operative employed at Cooray's secretariat in Jaffna harasses public servants
16.10.17 07:15   Photo
UN Refugee agency ignorant of stranded Tamil refugees in Indonesia
15.10.17 19:12  
Tamil fisherman rammed by intruding Sinhala fishermens’ boat, fishing disputes escalate in Jaffna
14.10.17 07:34   Photo
Tamil protesters confront Maithiripala Sirisena in Jaffna
13.10.17 17:40   Photo
North at standstill, Sampanthan not to accompany Sirisena to Jaffna
12.10.17 23:35  
SL military postpones land release for 2 years as UN awarded Colombo with 2 more years in Geneva
11.10.17 23:48   Photo
20 Tamil organisations to lay siege to SL Governor's office on Friday
10.10.17 22:05   Photo
SL ‘Manipulative Justice’ exposed once again in Tamil political prisoners’ case: Sivapalan
09.10.17 22:09  
Protests gain momentum as hunger-striking political prisoners’ health deteriorates
08.10.17 23:00   Photo
SL constitutional discourse seen coupled with ‘Vision 2025’ policy of genocidal Sri Lanka
07.10.17 23:21  
Colombo brings Sinhala private partnerships to wage structural genocide in Vanni
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=25781