Kalpitiya fishermen protest – hoist black flags

Kalpitiya fishermen protest – hoist black flags

Written by Bella Dalima

21 Feb, 2015 | 10:21 pm

Fishermen from several villages in Kalpitiya refrained from setting out to sea on Saturday as a mark of protest against the use of illegal fishing nets.

The group of fishermen from Kalpitiya who refrained from setting out to sea today also hoisted black flags.The fishermen then commenced their demonstration.

They charge that a group of fishermen had engaged in fishing activities using an illegal fishing method known as Laila Surukku” over the past week.

The demonstrators blocked the Kalpitiya – Paalawiya road for an hour and a half.

Minister of Fisheries Joseph Michael Perera ordered the Ministry of Fisheries today to strictly implement the law against the use of illegal fishing methods.

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