Rajitha speaks of an intention to source 50% of national production from the North

Rajitha speaks of an intention to source 50% of national production from the North

Rajitha speaks of an intention to source 50% of national production from the North

Written by News 1st

07 Mar, 2014 | 9:37 am

Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Rajitha Senaratne says that the country will not able to build a future for itself if the different communities in the country think only within their communities.

The Minister made this statement while addressing the fishing community in Vavuniya.

As part of the ministry’s efforts to develop the expansion of freshwater fish industry in the country, Minister Senaratne stated that they will be looking at the possibility of renovating and reconstructing abandoned lakes.

The Minister also stated:

“It was questioned as to whether the Sinhalese language will be destroyed by giving the Tamil language an equal place. In this backdrop the daughter of the Bandaranaikes made the Tamil language an official language in the 90s. This is what fate has in store.”

A ceremony to hand over resting points to the public which were constructed while developing the freshwater fish industry in the Kanagarayamkulam area and Vavunikulam area also took place.

Speaking of Sri Lanka’s fishing industry Minister Senaratne stated:

“The economic hub of this country in terms of the fishing industry is in the north. It is my intention to source 50% of the country’s national production from the North.”

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