SLN re-imposes ban on fishing in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Monday, 08 January 2007, 13:19 GMT]
Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has again imposed a ban on fishing along the coasts of Jaffna with effect from January 1st, the President of Northern Province Fisheries Society, T. Thavaratnam said. The ban which prohibits fishing night and day has pushed the families, which depend entirely on fishing for their living.

700 families in Mathahal, 450 families in Chavakadu, 300 families in Chulipuram, 200 families in Navanthurai, 150 families in Kakaithivu, 150 families in Chenthankulam, 62 families in Mareesankoodal and 60 families in Kottiya area have been deprived of their livelihood by the ban and suffer from starvation, Mr. Thavaratnam said.

 

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