Boats and bicycles distributed to fisherfolk in Angulana

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Text & Pics by Reka Tharangani   

Boats and bicycles were distributed among the fisher folk at Angulana by Western Provincial Minister of Agriculture, Land, Irrigation, Animal Product and Health and Agrarian Development Gamini Thilakasiri recently.   
Thirty boats purchased at a cost of Rs. 20 lakhs and 25 bicycles were distributed among the residents.   

“We hope these boats will help uplift the fishing industry and the livelihoods of the fisher folk in the area. We have taken whatever measures we can as the provincial ministry and we hope that fresh water and salt water fishermen in the area can thrive now,” the Provincial Minister said.   

Thilakasiri went on to say that measures would also be taken to establish fish farms in the area similar to those established in Pitipana, Gampaha and Kalutara.