Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda said he wondered why the Indian fishermen were not lawfully banned from entering the local sea limits and scooping our marine resources by trawling during the time of the previous government against.
The Minister said Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP M.A. Sumanthiran boasts of initiating legislative work in this regard and extending support to the enactment of such a law at that time.
“It is questionable as to why the law was not implemented at that time against bottom trawling,” Mr. Devananda said.
He made these remarks to the media after a ceremony in Kilinochchi.
He charged that the TNA was involved in a conspiracy to topple the current government for political gains.
“Agitations organized by some TNA MPs with the participation of people from Mullaitivu to Point Pedro,” he said.