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Insurance and life jacket compulsory for Sri Lankan fishermen from next year

2013 Jul 27

Rajitha senarathna

Sri Lanka Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Rajitha Senaratne says that it will be mandatory for the sea going fishermen of the country to wear life jackets from January 01, 2014.


In addition, the life insurance also will be made compulsory for them, the Minister says.


The Minister explained in parliament yesterday that these measures are taken to guarantee the safety of the fishermen and their families.


He made this clarification in response to a question raised by the United National Party Matara district MP Buddhika Pathirana.


The MP's question was related to the recent deaths of fishermen due to adverse weather in Sri Lanka.

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