Jaffna fisherman protest sea ban

[TamilNet, Monday, 19 March 2001, 10:45 GMT]
More than 2000 thousand fishermen sat in protest in front of the Assistant Government Agent's office in Pt. Pedro Monday demanding that the Sri Lankan government should lift the decade long draconian restrictions on fishing in the seas off the Jaffna coast.

jaff-fishermen_2_190301.jpg
The fishermen's protest before the Pt.Pedro Assistant Government Agent's office in Jaffna on Monday. Photo:TamilNet
There was no unloading at the Pt. Pedro jetty Monday as all the workers were on strike to take part in the sit in protest, sources said. The protesting fishermen, holding placards , blocked government officials from opening the AGA office this morning.

A spokesman for the Federation of Vadamaradchi fishermen's societies told Tamilnet that the Sri Lanka army at Sakkottai, Mailathanai and Inparutti, coastal villages near Pt. Perdro town, had prevented people from coming for the protest this morning.

The chairman of the Valvettithurai urban council, Mr. M.K Sivajilingam (Tamil Eelam Liberation Organisation), joined the fishermen's sit in protest.

jaff-fishermen_1_190301.jpg

 

Latest 15 Reports
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
06.10.17 23:22  
Uprooted Tamils face ultimatum on proving land ownership in strategic Kokku’laay
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=5873