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MP consumes raw fish to allay fears

MP Dilip Wedaarachchi having a raw fish.
MP Dilip Wedaarachchi having a raw fish.

Former Fisheries Minister and Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Dilip Wedaarachchi had raw fish during a press conference yesterday to show it was safe to eat fish and encourage people to consume fish.

The Parliamentarian said the public should not fear to consume sea fish as health authorities have said that it’s harmless.

The fisheries industry was severely affected in the COVID 19 cluster from the Peliyagoda Fish Market recently. The MP said that fishermen and their families are facing hardships without income as fish sales have gone down since the public do not consume fish.