President orders fresh hike in fuel subsidy for fishermen

Saturday, 3 March 2012 00:49 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ordered the increase of the monthly kerosene subsidy for small fishing boats from 250 to 375 litres and diesel to multi-day boats by 100 litres.

The move follows the President having a meeting with representatives of fishing organisations in Negombo and Chilaw yesterday. The decision to have a dialogue with fishermen was a direct outcome of the President’s meeting with the Archbishop Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith and the Catholic leaders from the two districts on Thursday at Temple Trees.