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Fisheries Minister asks “Why not Indian fishermen prevented lawfully in the past?”

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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.

  Comments - 4

  • Sanath Friday, 22 October 2021 04:02 PM

    Stop the usual game of blaming previous govts, and do at least now what should be done to address the issue forthwith.

    Benjamin George Friday, 22 October 2021 07:34 PM

    Then what about 2010 to 2014?

    joshua Friday, 22 October 2021 04:15 PM

    without talking about the past do your thing. Typical politician talk

    Buddhist Saturday, 23 October 2021 08:31 PM

    What a question to ask, talk about now!

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