Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan fishermen issues deadline to stop using illegal fishing methods in the North
Wed, Feb 12, 2014, 10:06 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 12, Jaffna: Fishermen in Sri Lanka's Northern Province have issued a deadline to local and Indian fishermen to stop using illegal fishing methods in the Northern waters.

The Jaffna Fishermen's Federation has issued a warning to Indian and local fishermen to stop using fishing methods that are prohibited in the Northern waters from February 15.

President of the Federation, A. Emiliyampillai has been quoted in the local media that the decision was taken in order to preserve the marine diversity in the Northern waters from the area surrounding Chundikulai in the North-Eastern part of the Jaffna peninsula up to the Delft Island.

He has explained that bottom trawlers and other types of fishing gear like purse seine nets have been prohibited to safeguard the marine resources in the Northern waters.

He has added that Indian trawlers remained a big challenge to the Northern fishermen since they violate whatever decisions that had been taken to prevent the infiltration of Indian boats into Sri Lankan waters.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Indian fishers appeal central government to get fishermen released from Sri Lanka custody
-- [33 minutes ago]
Another victim of shooting at Sri Lanka election rally dies
-- [1 hour and 20 minutes ago]
American Center in Colombo hosts seminar on labor rights in garment industry
-- [2 hours ago]
Veteran Sri Lankan cricketers appointed as brand ambassadors for National Kidney Fund
Sri Lanka plans to achieve an economic growth beyond 8 percent next three years
Sri Lankan government to establish a standard for imported fertilizers
Catholic Bishops urges Sri Lankans to choose worthy candidates
Van rams into UPFA Minister's supporters killing one
UN to provide an assistance package to Sri Lanka on the request of Northern Province CM
President inaugurates luxury bus service for pilgrims to Atamasthana in Anuradhapura

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.