On 16.12.2018 in Sunday Island news paper, Mr. Shiran Fernando/ CEO of Tess Group of Companies at a Press briefing recommended and encouraged the Government Organizations to buy only Sri Lankan (local ) products due to import of poor quality canned fish at low prices from overseas.

On 16.12.2018 in Daily news paper, Mr. Shiran Fernando / CEO of Tess Group of Companies suggested at the Government Press conferences to increase import duty levied on Canned fish in order to develop the Sri Lankan Canned Fish Industry.

On 30.07.2018 in Daily news paper, Local canned fish manufactures’ association lauds the government’s decision to grant an increase of 20/- for its canned products.

The President of LCFMA / Mr. Shiran Fernando thanked the Cost of Living Committee for the increase of 20/- to local canned fish manufacturers, stepping in time to save the local industry and also saving millions of Rupees of valuable foreign exchange.