Special radio channel for Sri Lankan fishermen

Mar 26, Colombo: A special radio broadcasting for Sri Lanka’s fisher community will be launched today by the President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the opening ceremony of the state-of-the-art fish trade center at Peliyagoda in the outskirts of Colombo city.

The radio broadcasting named Sayura (ocean) will cater to the working fisher community people from 12 midnight to 4am daily.

It is sponsored by the Sri Lanka Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and broadcast by Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.

Meanwhile, the state owned print media organization Lake House has also launched a special edition for fisher community in the name ‘Oruwella’ which is issued free of charge once a month with the Sinhala daily The Dinamina.

The new Central Fish Market Complex was built at a cost of 1.7 billion rupees to replace the age old St. John’s fish market built in 1894 in Pettah, Colombo. It is situated on a 3.17 hectare reclaimed marshy land along the main Katunayake airport expressway.

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