Sri Lanka gets Indian aid to revive fish net factory

JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake launched the 2019 National People's Power (NPP) Presidential campaign amongst large crowds on Galle Face Green

Apr 28, 2011 (LBO) – Sri Lanka is to get Indian aid to revive and expand a fish net factory in the northern Jaffna peninsula where fishing is a key economic activity under efforts to help fishermen resume their livelihood. The Northsea factory at Gurunagar was damaged during the island’s 30-year ethnic war which ended in May 2009.

India is to provide 153 million rupees under its small grant assistance programme to develop the factory, a government statement said.

Sea food production in Jaffna is expected to increase to 25,000 metric tonnes this year from 20,740MT in 2010.