Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya
Rajapaksa visited the Crab Fattening Farm at Karampan in Kayts island
on Friday (24). Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa went to Kayts amidst his
busy schedule in Jaffna to meet the reintegrated Ex-LTTE combatants
who are working on the project together with soldiers serving in
The Crab Fattening
Project was started by Civil Affairs and Public Relations Office
of Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SF-J) with instructions
of Secretary Defence and the Commander of the Army four months
ago as a livelihood project for rehabilitated ex-LTTE combatants
and their close relatives living in coastal area of Karampan in
the Kayts island.
SF-J Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe explained the progress
of the project to the visiting Secretary. Until the process of
fattening water crabs and marketing is properly streamlined, the17th
Battalion Gemunu Watch commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Senaka
Premawansa is assisting the Cooperative Society established for
fattening project in Kayts was able to achieve desired results
with technical assistance and guidance of Ms. Maheeni Samarakoon
Singappuli, an expert in the field and coordination of Lieutenant
Colonel Lal Nanayakkara, the Civil Affairs Officer of Headquarters
having observed the progress, met the workers and inquired about
their views on the project.
of the project was reaped and sold the same day.