Mobile fish stalls for Ambalangoda fishermen
Fully equipped mobile fish stalls set up at a cost of Rs. 1.5 million
were distributed by Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Minister Felix
Perera among the fishermen of Ambalangoda recently.
The Minister also distributed technologically modified sea lamps,
drying houses and fishing trade accessories.
The project's target is empowering the fishermen of selected fishing
villages in Galle district through the Gama Neguma and in keeping with
the concept of the Mahinda Chinthana.
The selected villages for the project are from Ratgama, Galle,
Baddegama, Ambalangoda, Hiniduma, Habaraduwa and Karandeniya. The
Fisheries Cooperative Bank building of Galagoda constructed with
Ministry funds were also opened by the Minister.
Addressing female members of the Urawatta Galagoda Fishery
Cooperative Society, Minister Felix Perera said women who seek foreign
employment as house-maids could instead use local resources correctly
and deploy them in manufacturing products to reach the world market.
Perera said according to the country's physical formation there is
one hectare of water for every four hectares of land providing rich
opportunities for inland fishing.
Ministry Senior Assistant Secretary Shantha Bandara and Consultant
Kumudunie Gunasekera accompanied the Minister during the tour.