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Build the country sans waiting for foreign support

Jul 6, 2010 12:11:37 PM - itnnews.lk

Minister Rajitha Senaratna has called on the people to join in building the country without waiting for international grants and aid.

The Minister assured to develop the fisheries sector. A fish distribution programme via the Fisheries Corporation is being planned. This is the change that he desires to effect.

The Minister was addressing a fisheries community gathering at Devinuwara in Matara. 1081 fisher families in the environs of the Devinuwara Fisheries harbour are engaged in the industry. The total number of trawlers they possess is 441. This is not sufficient for them to engage in their profession. As such, the Minister undertook an inspection tour. He also looked into the dilapidated internal road network of the harbour. The Minister’s attention was drawn to the need of expanding the fisheries harbour in Devinuwara. Deputy Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena was also present.