Authorities say stranded Lankan fishermen will be brought back without legal procedures

Authorities say stranded Lankan fishermen will be brought back without legal procedures

Authorities say stranded Lankan fishermen will be brought back without legal procedures

Written by Staff Writer

09 Oct, 2014 | 9:28 am

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic resources say that the Sri Lankan fishing vessels in the seas off Mymanmar will  be brought back to Sri Lanka without going through the legal procedures

Deputy Minister of fisheries Sarath Kumara Gunaratne said that around forty Sri Lankan fishing vessels are in the coast of Myanmar.

Deputy Minister of Fisheries said: “According to the information we have received close to 40 Sri Lankan fishing vessels are in the Myanmar border due to a cyclonic condition that affected the sea areas . The ministry has reinforced the authorities in both Myanmar and Bangladesh. We are taking action to bring back these vessels via our ambassadors. We are planning on bringing them back on cordial terms without going in to legal means. “

Meanwhile the landslide warning issued to Nuwara Eliya and Ratnapura districts is extended until Thursday afternoon.

Senior Geologist of the National Building and Research Organisation Gamini Jayatissa said that accordingly the warning has been issued to Hatton, Maskeliya, Ambagamuwa, Kotagala and Kotmale divisional secretariat areas of the Nuwara Eliya district.

 

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