Monday, December 19, 2005

Fishing nets are being destroyed by Sri Lanka Navy

Fishermen from the Poonereyan area of Kilinochchi district have complained of their fishing nets being systematically destroyed by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) which is based on the other side of the lagoon, at Kilali Naval base.

The fishermen, who have suffered from over 25 years of war and the Tsunami disaster of December 2005, had just begun to rebuild their lives.

A fishing net costs in the region of 150 000 Sri Lankan Rupees and is often unaffordable to an average family.

Many fishermen had benefited from donations of fishing nets from the Non-Governmental Organisations operating in the area.

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