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    UK assures fullest cooperation for the development of fisheries industry

    April 05, 2016

    The United Kingdom will render assistance to develop Sri Lanka's fisheries industry, its Deputy High Commissioner in Colombo has assured Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera.

    The Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Laura Davies gave this assurance when she paid an official call on the Minister at the Ministry on 30th March.

    Expressing her views she said that the present system of collective rule of administration in Sri Lanka would pave dividends in its effort in reconciliation process and lead to reap the benefit in the areas of social and economic development.

    Minister Amaraweera has told the envoy that the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development has launched a targeted program for the development of fishing activities in Sri Lanka.

    The Minister, expressing optimism that the ban imposed by the European Union on Sri Lanka's fish exports to the European Union countries would be lifted within the course of next two months, has sought the assistance of United Kingdom to get the ban lifted.

    Responding, the Deputy High Commissioner has assured to render fullest cooperation towards the development of fishing industry of Sri Lanka.

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