Discussions held on India’s contribution to improvement of Sri Lanka’s fisheries sector

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – A preliminary discussion was held between the Minister of State for Fisheries, Mr. Piyal Nishantha and the Deputy High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Chennai, Dr. D. Venkateshwaran, in Chennai recently on India’s contribution to improve Sri Lanka’s fisheries sector.

The discussions focused on preparing a bilateral agreement and a charter on how India, which as the main neighbor in Sri Lanka’s maritime region, can contribute to the advancement of the Sri Lankan fisheries sector in the future.

Attention was also paid to preparing a special program in the future to inform the President and the Prime Minister of the fisheries issues that have arisen between the two countries and provide prompt intervention.

During the meeting, the development of the tourism industry based on the fishing industry and the opening of the Jaffna Karimnagar boat and yacht dock owned by Cey Nor Foundation under Ministry of Fisheries to foreign investors under a public-private partnership were also discussed.

Dr. Dulan Hettiarachchi, Chairman of CeyNor Foundation, and Mr. Indika Gamage, Director of North Sea Company, also joined the discussion.



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