Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Inland Fisheries examined for Central Camp

Central Camp in Ampara District, an area where Sri Lanka's three main ethnic communities live together, has been neglected for many years and suffers from a variety of developmental challenges. However, the Canadian Agro-Sustainability Partnership (CASP) is now studying the possibility of developing inland/fresh water fishing in Central Camp.

At the invitation of the President of the Eastern Organisation for Democracy (EOD), Ranaweera Nilame, CASP's President and their Fisheries Specialist recently visited the location. The long-neglected fish pond in Central Camp was inspected and meetings were held to discuss how to move forward with renewing inland fisheries in the area. Other livelihood development projects of benefit to the residents of Central Camp were also discussed.