Operations at Peliyagoda Fish Market to resume once Health Ministry gives the go-ahead

Operations at Peliyagoda Fish Market to resume once Health Ministry gives the go-ahead

Operations at Peliyagoda Fish Market to resume once Health Ministry gives the go-ahead

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

28 Nov, 2020 | 4:04 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Government has paid its attention on the re-opening of the Peliyagoda Fish Market, State Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said on Saturday (Nov. 28).

The Health authorities conducted an inspection at the premises this morning, in order to expedite the re-opening process, Kanchana Wijesekera, the State Minister of Ornamental Fish, Inland Fish & Prawn Farming, Fishery Harbour Development, Multiday Fishing Activities, and Fish Exports said.

The traders at the market were informed on the health guidelines and regulations issued by the Ministry of Health on Saturday, he noted.

According to the State Minister, the traders were informed on the measures to be followed to upgrade the infrastructure at the premises, the need to register all traders, and the importance of adhering to the health guidelines.

“Following approval of the Ministry of Health, the Peliyagoda Fish Market will resume operations restricted only for wholesale,” State Minister Wijesekara further noted.

However, the State Minister emphasized that the date on the re-opening of the Peliyagoda Fisheries Market cannot be announced as of yet, adding once the Health Ministry recommendations are implemented, operations will resume.

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