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Fishermen demand action against illegal fishing in Mullaitivu

Fishermen in Mullaitivu today held a demonstration demanding action against ongoing illegal fishing in the area. 

Condemning the widespread practice of accepting bribes in exchange for allowing illegal fishing, the fishermen demanded that any corrupt officials face justice. 

The demonstration began in front of the Mullaitivu district secretariat and ended at the Mullaitivu fisheries office. 

A petition was handed to the local government agent, R Ketheeswaran. 

'Do not destroy us accepting bribes' reads placard

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