Jaffna fishermen complain against SLA restriction

[TamilNet, Thursday, 01 November 2007, 01:12 GMT]
Fishermen societies in Jaffna submitted Tuesday appeals complaining against severe restrictions enforced by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) on fishing in the Jaffna lagoon, to the Human Rights Commission (HRC), Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) and International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) offices in Jaffna, representatives of fishermen societies said.

Before the clash between Sri Lanken armed forces and the Liberation Tigers on the Jaffna lagoon on 14 th October, SLA had restricted the number of fishermen allowed to fish in the Jaffna lagoon to 700 and the distance to 3 km into the lagoon.

A fisherman, under the above restriction could go fishing only once in two weeks.

The new SLA restriction imposed Tuesday cut down the number to 350 fishermen and the distance was reduced to 1 km.

Under the present restriction a fisherman could go fishing only once in a month.

Only 100 fishermen from Kurunakar and Paasaiyoor each and 50 from Ko'lumpuththu'rai villages are allowed by the SLA to fish in the Jaffna lagoon.

The restriction imposed on the fishermen has pushed the fisher families to severe economic hardship, the sources said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
19.08.19 19:23   Photo
IC sheds crocodile tears over Shavendra appointment, US engages with his war-time chief
18.08.19 23:50   Photo
SL TID detains outspoken Tamil doctor at Pazhai hospital
17.08.19 23:08   Photo
SLA Jaffna commander refuses to release Palaali lands at meeting presided by Wickramasinghe
16.08.19 13:25   Photo
SL Archaeology Department resumes plans to construct controversial ‘chaitya’ at Koonith-theevu
15.08.19 21:39  
Wickramasinghe lacks courage to meet protesting Tamil mothers in North
14.08.19 23:31   Photo
2006 genocidal massacre at Chengchoalai campus marked in Vanni, Jaffna amidst PTA-threats
13.08.19 17:45   Photo
Tamil awareness urged on geopolitics-driven genocidal ‘development’ in Mannaar
12.08.19 20:04   Photo
Percival's 19th century Tamil proverb compilations collated and sorted in new publication
11.08.19 20:32   Photo
PTA-threats against constructing memorial arch for student victims of 2006 aerial massacre
10.08.19 22:49   Photo
Sinhala encroachers storm into 100 acres of lands at Kanneeraavi in Pulmoaddai
09.08.19 14:28  
SL Forest Department retains 8,034 hectares of pasturelands in Paduvaan-karai, Batticaloa
08.08.19 20:05   Photo
Colombo converts 2000 acres of ex-HSZ lands citing India-assisted airport expansion in Jaffna
07.08.19 23:28   Photo
Book on Santhiya becomes narration of Tamil struggle incorporating Marxist ideas in early 80s
06.08.19 23:27   Photo
State discrimination causes death of 1000 cows, milk production drops by 5,500 litres in Batticaloa
05.08.19 23:55   Photo
Pirapaharan’s statements between 1984 and 1993 reproduced in book form in Europe
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=23629