“15000 liters of kerosene gifted to 700 fishermen of Delft, Nainativu, Eluvaitivu & Analitivu,” India’s High Commission in Colombo said in a twitter.com message.
India’s High Commissioner in Colombo Raakesh Natraj and Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda had initiated the distribution.
A part of the fuel will also go power a ferry service between the island, the Indian High Commission said.
In a separate statement the Indian High Commission said a consignment of kerosene was sent to Colombo on the Indian landing craft (INS) Gharial for the use of fishermen in Sri Lanka.
The kerosene will be distributed to fishermen a several fishery harbors.