Magampura Port heralds new chapter
Nov 17, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Turning a new chapter in the country’s development, the first stage of the Magampura Port will be commissioned by President Mahinda Rajapaksa today with the arrival of a vessel “Jetliner” followed by a sailing ship and a cargo ship.
The Jetliner will enter the Magampura Port at an auspicious time with 254 members of the Maha Sangha on board chanting Seth Pirith to bless the Port and the country. This port which straddles the East- West shipping line will become a focal point for development of the country. According to Ports Authority officials, arrangements have been made for the public to witness the arrival of ships at the port which will generate more than 25,000 direct and indirect Jobs.
The berthing of a sailing ship and a cargo ship to the port represent the proud maritime history of the country and the commencement of commercial operation in the Magampura Port.