Tue, 06 Dec 2022 Today's Paper

IGP bans imported fish in Police messes

21 December 2020 12:00 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

By Ajithlal Shanthaudaya

IGP C.D. Wickramaratne has requested all senior police officials not to use imported fish in the police mess. He has made this request from DIG’s, HQIs, and OIC’s on Friday (18).


He has pointed out that Sri Lanka, although a country surrounded by the sea,  had spent Rs.38.9 billion on import of fish in 2019 and that the government’s policy was to cut down the import of fish to the barest minimum to save this colossal expenditure and to provide incentives to the local fishermen.


The IGP has said that he made a request to use local fish in police messes in pursuance of the government’s policy as indicated in the recent statement of Secretary to the Ministry of Fisheries. The Ministry Secretary R. M. Ratnayake had stated that 95,637 metric tons of fish had been imported to Sri Lanka in 2019 and that the government’s policy was to cut down imports to protect the local fishermen. The IGP has further stated that large stocks of imported fish were being consumed by the police and the security forces, the hospitals and prisons. 

 


Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

  Comments - 0

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

Economy Decoded! Let’s talk about tax!

We explain the proposed new tax reforms in Sri Lanka and what it means

She said/He said

Much has been written and said in the last few days since the news was releas

POLICE ON TRIAL: Exercising Authority without Accountability

Although armed with the power of the State and empowered to use force against

Downfall and death of LTTE’s Mahathaya

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ceased to exist as a functioning