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Ravi K lauds President on appointing Senaratne to fisheries

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meeting speechUNP frontline Parliamentarian Ravi Karunanayake praised President Mahinda Rajapaksa for appointing a man of Rajitha Senaratne’s caliber as Minister of Fisheries. Speaking at the opening of a fisheries sales outlet at Nugegoda, Karunanayake said that despite the high cost of living, where a loaf of bread is sold at Rs 50 and kilo of rice around Rs 75, Senaratne was able to reduce the price of fish significantly. He said he was well aware that the fisheries industry was operated by a mafia but Minister Senaratne was able to quickly understand this and was bring relief to the consumers. Minister Senaratne said that his intention was to open many such fish stalls island wide to help the ordinary people to buy quality fish at affordable prices. He said that he also believed that fishermen should be encouraged to go for bigger catches only after establishing a proper distribution system.