(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Sri Lankan government has decided to start the passenger ferry service between India and Sri Lanka’s Kankesanthurai from next March, state-run newspaper Silumina said.
According to the instructions given by President Ranil Wickremesinghe to the President’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake, the preliminary discussions have already started in Colombo.
Diplomatic level discussions have been held in this regard with the State Government of Tamil Nadu.
Discussions have focuesd on whether this ferry service will use the route from the old Ramayana or the route that Sanghamitta Theraniya came to this country.
Minister of Ports, Shipping and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva earlier last month arrangements have been made to start a passenger ferry service between India and Sri Lanka from this month.
The Minister said as the initial step, it is planned to start passenger ferry services between Kankesanthurai and Pondicherry in South India in mid-January 2023.