Coast conservation officials visit Vadamarachchi

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 12 November 2003, 20:26 GMT]
A team of Coast Conservation Department officials including an engineer Wednesday visited the coastal areas of Vadamadarachchi in the Jaffna district on the instructions of the Prime Minister's office amid agitation by fisheries societies that they should be allowed to deepen the fisheries landing points that had been neglected for the last two decades, official sources said.

The Sri Lanka Army, which earlier refused permission to fisheries societies to deepen twenty seven fishing landing points along the coast from Munai area in Point Pedro to Thondamanaru, citing security, now has given another reason for denying permission: such deepening of landing points would cause sea erosion, sources said.

Hence the Prime Minister's office has directed the Coast Conservation Department to do an on the spot survey of the northern coastal area and to submit a full report, sources said.

However, members of the Coastal Conservation Department team said deepening of fishing landing points would not lead to sea erosion. They further said that they would be submitting a comprehensive report to the office of the Prime Minister with recommendation to deepen landing points, fisheries sources said.

The team visited the area in the company of members of fisheries societies and officials of the Jaffna district fisheries and aquatic resources department, sources said.


Latest 15 Reports
05.07.20 23:06   Photo
University students, Shivajilingam brave SL harassment to commemorate fallen Black Tigers
04.07.20 22:28   Photo
Monk commanding Sinhala-Buddhicisation of North-East threatens Tamil villagers in Batticaloa
03.07.20 19:28   Photo
After Naavat-kuzhi, Colombo targets Poonakari for Sinhala colonisation across Jaffna lagoon
02.07.20 22:26  
Colombo imposes restrictions on Tamil valour related symbolism in schools of North
01.07.20 13:22  
New secret unit among four SL military and police squads competing to arrest Tamil youth in North
30.06.20 22:10  
Tamils blocked from accessing properties near SL Navy training base in Champoor, Trincomalee
29.06.20 23:29   Photo
Moragoda advising Gotabaya prompts Sinhala parties to scrap Provincial Councils
28.06.20 22:06  
India privileging BRIC/RIC over Quad ‘discordant’, says former US top diplomat
27.06.20 22:11  
Indo-Pacific expert wants US to seek opportunities in ‘Sri Lanka’
26.06.20 21:24  
Russia steps up influence on New Delhi to uphold “multilateralism” against US “rules-based order”
25.06.20 23:53  
Pompeo talks about US reposturing troops, mentions India, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia
24.06.20 23:36   Photo
Devananda circumvents court order, manipulates Jaffna fishers to allow poachers from South
23.06.20 22:03  
Sinhala encroachment of pastureland continues unabated in Batticaloa
22.06.20 18:17  
SLMC Chairman: Time for joint Tamil-Muslim efforts
21.06.20 23:11   Photo
Ex-councillor: Poverty-stricken Tamils at receiving end of SL military brutality in North
Find this article at: