Attention has been paid to reopen the Peliyagoda Fish Market, which was temporarily closed following the onset of the second wave of coronavirus from next Tuesday while the fruit and vegetable market will be opened today.
A spokesman for the Peliyagoda Fish Traders’ Association said the market will be opened first for wholesale trade only.
However, when opening the fish market, priority has been given to its renovation work. Accordingly, it is planned to conduct wholesale trade mainly in the shops outside the stalls inside the market complex, according to the spokesman.
The Peliyagoda Fish Traders’ Association states that the health authorities have instructed to have 50 percent of the traders, who used to sell fish, within a day.
Accordingly, half of the 154 wholesale traders doing business in the fish market complex are scheduled to sell fish on one day and the other half on the next day.
The Peliyagoda Fish Traders Association stated that the preliminary work required to reopen the Peliyagoda Fish Market Complex has already been completed.
The Peliyagoda fish market was temporarily closed on October 21 following the outbreak of the second wave of coronavirus.
Meanwhile, the activities of the new Manning Market in Peliyagoda will commence from tomorrow. Lal Hettige, President of the Manning General Trade Union, told Neth News that only wholesale trade will begin tomorrow at 4 p.m.