Let us Proudly Commemorate International Year of Small Scale Fisheries & Aquiculture - 2022

Providing equipment for the livelihood upliftment of housewives in Matara District

Empowering the fundamental rights of women and empowering them to uplift their livelihood is a significant role of the women's movement of the National Fisheries Solidarity Movement. Realizing this task, the National Fisheries Solidarity Movement provided livelihood assistance to 15 housewives and selected women leaders from 06 selected villages in the Matara District on December 19th, 2020. The event was held at the Matara District Fisheries Office.

In the Matara District mainly small shops, food productions are also tailoring housewives are also engaged in these industries. In order to empower the livelihood of women, equipment was provided to improve their livelihoods through these industries.

Today, Matara Rural Women's Committees create district women's activities and encourage women's income streams. The main objective of this program is to create a self-sufficient by raising the income level of the housewife in Matara.

Mr. Herman Kumara, National convener of National Fisheries solidarity movement. Mrs. Lavina Hasanthi, Women's Affairs Coordinator of the National Fisheries solidarity Movement, Mr. Anthony Jesudasan, Coordinator of Peace and Reconciliation for the People, of the National Fisheries solidarity Movement.

Mr. L.Y Wasanatha, Coordinator of the southern Fisheries Organization in Matara District and Mr.Gamage, Mr.Maduka Sampath, Mr.Sahan Isanka, Mr.Ananda, four community animators were also present on the occasion.