Daily News Online Ad Space Available HERE

DateLine Friday, 14 November 2008

News Bar »

Security: LTTE must disarm ...        Political: Tamil people are my concern ...       Business: WB in Rs. 900m rebuilding programme ...        Sports: Modi warns against England IPL ‘part-timers’ ...

Home

 | SHARE MARKET  | EXCHANGE RATE  | TRADING  | PICTURE GALLERY  | ARCHIVES | 

dailynews
 ONLINE


OTHER PUBLICATIONS


OTHER LINKS

Marriage Proposals
Classified
Government Gazette

High export income from ornamental fish exports

Despite the current global crisis in major export markets, local ornamental fish export recorded Rs 903 million exports earnings this year.


Ornamental fish displayed at the exhibition Pictures by Saliya Rupasinghe

Secretary of Association of Live Tropical Fish Exporters of Sri Lanka S.H.S. Akbar said they are planning to increase total earnings through this sector by 5 per cent within three years. However there is a 40 per cent decline in ornamental fish exports during the first six months due to the global economic crisis.

“Our major export markets are USA, Japan and European Union. East block of Europe, South and Central America are some of the potential markets for Sri Lanka. Lufthansa is the only carrier that we can accommodate our exports to these destinations,” he said.

“There are no direct flights and we need to send these items as transit cargo to Middle East destinations. Exporters send their goods to these destinations through SriLankan Airlines.


S.H.S. Akbar

“Ornamental fish exporters spend a large amount of money for cargo space and we would like to request from the national carrier to give priority for perishable items such as ornamental fish when allocating cargo space,” he said.

During the season it is difficult to find cargo space for our items and we have noticed priority is given for transit cargo when it comes from other countries. “When we delay shipments it will badly impact on the quality of the ornamental fish. Giving priority for ornamental fish exports at the air cargo is important for the development of this industry,” he said.

“Though there is a dedicated terminal for air cargo such as perishable items at the BIA, it has not commenced operations still.

“We request the authorities to make arrangements to commence operations of this terminal and facilitate this business,” he said.

EMAIL |   PRINTABLE VIEW | FEEDBACK

Gamin Gamata - Presidential Community & Welfare Service
TENDER NOTICE - WEB OFFSET NEWSPRINT - ANCL
http://www.victoriarange.com
www.deakin.edu.au
srilankans.com - news & information
Ceylinco Banyan Villas
www.millenniumvilla.com
www.news.lk
www.defence.lk
Donate Now | defence.lk
www.apiwenuwenapi.co.uk
LANKAPUVATH - National News Agency of Sri Lanka
www.peaceinsrilanka.org
www.army.lk

| News | Editorial | Business | Features | Political | Security | Sport | World | Letters | Obituaries |

Produced by Lake House Copyright © 2008 The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.

Comments and suggestions to : Web Editor