Fishers to get K’oil from today


Distribution of kerosene to fishermen will commence today (19) without any interruption, Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda said yesterday (18).  Devananda expressed confidence that required stock of crude oil had been brought to Sri Lanka and steps have been taken refine it and distribute to the fuel market soon.

Necessary arrangements have been made to import the fuel required by fishermen through the private sector and the fuel issue of fishermen will be resolved within four days, according to Devananda.

Meanwhile, Devananda said that he has instructed the officials in the fisheries sector including the Director General of National Aquaculture Development Authority (NAQDA) to promote aquaculture farming to distribute fish to consumers at fair and reasonable price.

He also instructed those officials to make the people aware of breeding sea cucumber, barramundi, shrimp and crabs to get their economic and living conditions raised.

By Naalir Jamaldeen