The inauguration ceremony to form aquatic-based women societies in Kilinochchi and Jaffna districts was held on 17th February 2020 at Jaffna Veerasingam Hall. Ministry of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development and Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Authority jointly organized this event.
These women societies have been formed under this pioneering programme to empower women by involving them in water resources-based industries and other internal house industries.
Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Douglas Devananda graced the event as Chief Guest and Governor of Northern Province P.S.M Charles participated as Special Guest.
The relevant high ranking officials and officers from respective departments and a large number of women from Jaffna and Kilinochchi districts participated in this event.
Governor of Northern Province thanked the Minister for giving this opportunity to participate and encourage the women in this event which was attended by a large number of women. Sea and lagoon resources are abundant in the North and East. Based on these, there is a favorable environment to produce our products with international standards. She also said that when good plans are implemented, everyone should work together towards development.