Mannar Bishop Rayappu Joseph meets Defence Secretary
for fishermen in Mullikulam

Mannar Bishop Rayappu Joseph meets
Defence Secretary for fishermen in Mullikula
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[ Fr.Sunil De Silva - 06.11.2014 ]

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, at a special meeting with Mannar Bishop, His Lordship Bishop Rayappu Joseph, has agreed to expedite the resettlement of fisher folk in Mullikulam in the Mannar District.

The special meeting between the Mannar Bishop and the Defence Secretary was held at the Defence Secretary's office in Colombo on Wednesday 5th November 2014.

His Lordship Bishop Rayappu Joseph says, the fisher folk numbering 232 families from the area still live in different locations without proper access to fishing areas.

"Since the Defence Secretary is very much aware of the Mullikulam issue, I requested him to expedite the process to resettle the fisher folk in their original places. The Defence Secretary agreed to expedite the process and to make all arrangements for them to live peacefully in the area," His Lordship Bishop Rayappu said.

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