Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* State Fisheries Minister orders investigation into fire in the hi-tech fishing trawler on its maiden sail
Fri, Mar 23, 2018, 07:40 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 23, Colombo: State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi instructed officials to conduct a proper investigation into the fire that broke out in one of the two 60-foot long multi-day fishing trawler, which were handed over to the fishermen under the state assistance program, on its maiden voyage.

The Director General of the Department of Fisheries was informed in writing to investigate the fire immediately and submit a report to the Minister.

The vessel "Janith Putha 2", had left the Dickowita fishery harbor on the 21st March and it was reported that the vessel caught fire shortly after it left the shore about 51 kilometers off Hikkaduwa.

The six fishermen in the burning vessel have been rescued by the fishermen in the other boat "Janith Putha 1" given under the government assistance program.

Accordingly, State Minister Wedaarachchi instructed officials to conduct an investigation to identify the cause of the fire and submit a report to him immediately.

The first 60-foot long multi-day vessel built at a cost of Rs. 60 million by the state-owned leading vessel builder Ceynor Foundation was launched in April last year. The new vessels have cold room facilities as well as expanded storage facilities to keep the fish fresh and equipped with several latest technological features to reduce post-harvest losses.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Sri Lankan banks manage capital impact of SLFRS 9
-- [4 hours ago]
Navy arrests two persons with over 900 kg of illegal Beedi leaves
-- [4 hours ago]
Woman arrested in connection with the Moratumulla fatal shooting
-- [5 hours ago]
Japan grants Rs. 15 million for waste collection in Sri Lanka's north
-- [5 hours ago]
Minister Rishad Bathiudeen given additional portfolio of Vocational Training and Skills Development
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lankan academic named 10th President of Southwest Minnesota State University
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan and Indian gold smugglers nabbed at Sri Lanka airport
Sri Lanka will be able to achieve economic targets in next five years - PM
President observes reduction in spread of kidney disease in Sri Lanka
Human Rights Watch calls for a time-bound plan to hold Sri Lanka to implement UN Commitments

Copyright © 2000, 2016 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.