Deputy Minister Susantha Punchinilame has revealed of a programme that is to be launched to provide a monthly pension to fishermen.
Speaking at a function in Polonnaruwa, the Deputy Minister said they are bound to make many contributions which would lead to the development of fishery industry. He assured to grant at least a monthly pension of 7,000 rupees to every person engaged in the fishery industry.
The Polonnaruwa District fisheries convention of the North Central Province was held under the auspices of the Deputy Minister. Many fishermen of the area participated in the convention at the Buddhi Mandapaya in Polonnaruwa.