Barge from India creates wave of discontent among Ambalantota, Welipatanwila fishermen

Barge from India creates wave of discontent among Ambalantota, Welipatanwila fishermen

Barge from India creates wave of discontent among Ambalantota, Welipatanwila fishermen

Written by Keshala Dias

30 Aug, 2017 | 5:34 pm

Fishermen in the areas surrounding the Ambalantota, Welipatanwila fisheries harbour are said to be severely inconvenienced by a barge which arrived at the harbour two days ago, from India.

The fishermen claim that the barge has arrived at the harbour for maintenance purposes. The fishermen noted that the barge is causing coastal erosion and are requesting authorities to take the necessary steps to remove the barge immediately.

A News1st correspondent said the Assistant Director of Fisheries of the Hambantota District L. P. Chandana had visited the area to assess the situation.

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