The Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry has taken action to provide modern technology to the fishing community with the aim of improving efficiency and production of the fisheries industry.
Accordingly, computers, motor cycles and internet facilities will be provided to the fishermen in 15 districts of the country. This will enhance communication in the industry.
As the first phase of this programme, 15 motor cycles, computers, printers and scanners were distributed among the fisheries district offices in Colombo, Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Tangalle, Kalmunai, Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Mullativu, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Jaffna, Puttalam, Chilaw and Negombo, at a cost of Rs.5millions.
Thus, these offices will be able to easily communicate with the Head Office in Colombo, NARA institute, Sri Lanka Fisheries Corporation and Sri Lanka Fisheries Harbor Corporation.
The Rs.500 million has been allocated for the programme and it is aimed to be completed by the end of this year.