India decided to give financial assistance to Tamil fishermen and is willing to steal billions of rupees worth of fish stocks from the Northern Sea. India’s sea food exports to western nations have increased dramatically in recent years.
Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay inaugurated a humanitarian assistance programme for fishermen and their families in Northern Province along with Sri Lankan minister Douglas Devananda on 13 March 2022 in Jaffna. The programme is being carried out under grant assistance by Government of India.
1200 families spread across Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi and Mannar shall receive food materials and other essential domestic supplies as a part of the programme. Beneficiaries in Jaffna District were handed over these materials during the inauguration and distribution of materials in other parts of the Province shall be carried out in the coming days.
Speaking at the event, he said that India was a brotherly country which cares for the people of Sri Lanka and mentioned that India will continue to extend such humanitarian assistance in the future too. He also said that both Government of India and Government of Sri Lanka are working together towards addressing the issues faced by fishing communities of both countries.