State Minister Dilip Weda-arachchi says that the threat of inclement weather has still not eased. He stressed that the bad weather will remain until tomorrow. A set of emergency guidelines has been issued to the fishermen. It is compulsory to follow these guidelines. They must make contact with persons on land every two hours. Wearing life jackets has also been made compulsory. Radio transmitters should be kept on at all times. Several other regulations are included in these guidelines. 7 out of 20 multi day trawlers which were directed to the Maldives due to the bad weather and are anchored in a fisheries harbor in the Maldives. The other vessels are still in the sea, the minister said.
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