The Beruwala fishing harbor has been reopened from today (22) following a protest by fishermen in the area demanding the reopening of the fish market.
A group of fishermen have been protesting on the road in front of the Beruwala Fishing Harbor since around 05.00 am yesterday (21), claiming that they and their children are starving due to the closure of the Fisheries Harbor. The protest ended with a promise of the police that a solution would be found on the instructions of the Government Agent and the Health Department.
Following a discussion between the OIC, the health sector, the fishermen and the port management, permission was granted to reopen the fishing harbor under to health conditions and restrictions.
Accordingly, it will be open from 05.00 am to 09.00 am today and at present only small traders who buy up to 100 kilos of fish are allowed to enter the port.
It has also been decided to conduct random PCR tests every 4 days in the fishing harbor.