Rs 4 bn allocated for fishermen’s fuel subsidy
May 16, 2018 03:49 pm
The discussion with the fisheries communities held yesterday (15) at the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development concluded successfully with both sides reaching a common agreement.
The discussion was held to create a program to ensure that the Rs 4 billion, that was allocated by the government to cover the fuel subsidy for kerosene, reaches legitimate fishermen.
It had been decided that, a satisfactory, common agreement proposed by the fisheries societies will be implemented for this task.
The discussion that lasted for about 3 hours was attended by the Minister of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economic Affairs Vijith Vijithamuni Soysa, Deputy Minister Ameer Ali and MP Chathura Senaratne.