On the 21st of August 2017, His Excellency Kenichi Suganuma, the Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka officially handed over eight new fishing boats, engines, fishing nets and cooler boxes to the Sampur Fishermen's’ Society to fulfill a much-needed requirement for livelihood development. This was held in the presence of Mr. Vellakutty Yoosuff, Divisional Secretary of Muthur, Trincomalee District, Dr. Harsha Kumara Navaratne, Chairman of Sevalanka Foundation, other NGO staffs and the members of the Sampur Fishermen's’ Society.