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Sri Lankan ex-minister eats raw fish to promote sales amid COVID-19 fears

A former Sri Lankan fisheries minister bit into a raw fish at a news conference in Colombo on Tuesday to encourage sales following a slump during the coronavirus pandemic.Fish sales in the country have cratered after a major coronavirus cluster emerged in the Central Fish Market in the outskirts of the capital last month. “Our people who are in the fisheries industry cannot sell their fish. People of this country are not eating fish,” said Dilip Wedaarachchi, gesticulating with a medium-sized fish.Wedaarachchi, an opposition lawmaker, served as fisheries minister until last year.

News source ~ Reuters