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Sri Lanka: Seine-net beaches in Mullaiththeevu distributed to Sinhala fishermen

Apr 10, 2011 11:30:56 AM - yahoo.com
Traditional seine-net beaches (Karaivalai-paadu) of Eezham Tamils in the coastal tracts of Mullaiththeevu district are grabbed and distributed among Sinhala fishermen from the south by a team of SL fisheries officials from the south. The excuse is that the local Tamil fishermen in the LTTE controlled areas did not register their seine-net stretches with the SL fisheries ministry. 12 stretches in ...