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Govt must solve Jaffna fishermen’s issue fast – Former President

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Former President Maithripala Sirisena said the government should take expeditious action to resolve the issue of Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters. He said he was able to control the influx of Indian fishermen during his tenure.

He was addressing the Jaffna District Convention of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) held at the Uduppidi Stadium in Jaffna.

The convention was organized by the SLFP Jaffna District Organizer Angajan Ramanathan.

The former President said that the Governments must fulfill their promises they make in order to obtain power.

He was of the view that the government should take immediate steps to find a solution to the Indian fishermen’s problem.He said that the problems of the people began to increase after the incumbent government came into power.

“During my tenure, the people did not have so many problems. I was able to finance many development projects in the North in particular. But now there is no such environment. This

government is facing a huge financial crisis”, the former President Sirisena said.

He said that Jaffna people voted for him at the 2015 Presidential Election.

“During my tenure, I gave the Agriculture Ministry to Angajan Ramanathan of Jaffna as people of these areas are interested in agriculture. He rendered great service to this province,” he said.

“Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike fulfilled her promises made to the people of Jaffna. There are talented farmers in this area. It is a group of farmers in the North who work with commitment, more than those in the South. Former Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike provided them with relief, he said.


Wednesday, February 23, 2022 – 01:08

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