The Canadian government has agreed to further enhance Sri Lanka’s inland freshwater fisheries industry, state media reported.
The support to uplift the inland fisheries industry was announced during a meeting held between Minister Douglas Devananda and Canadian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka David McKinnon yesterday at the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.
Already the Canadian government has made technical and financial contributions to boost the fisheries industry in the country and Minister Douglas Devananda has expressed appreciation to the Canadian government for the assistance.
The Minister also welcomed the contribution made by the Government of Canada to bolster self-employment of women and demining activities in the Northern Province.
The Canadian High Commissioner has assured continued support needed to uplift the fisheries community in Sri Lanka.