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China gets go-ahead to exploit Sri Lankan seas

Sri Lanka has given Chinese corporations permission to fish in the sea off Pottuvil, Amparai reported Uthayan on Friday.

Local fishermen from Pottuvil have expressed discontent at the move, saying that two Chinese fishing vessels are engaging in illegal fishing methods in the Pottuvil marina.

The fishermen claim that government is allowing Chinese corporations, who use trawlers and large webs, to illegally exploit Sri Lanka’s seas.

Demands have been raised by the fishermen to conduct an inquiry into the decision and to come to a decision which would safeguard the industrial position of local fishermen.

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