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Special mobile phone to find maritime boundary

Mar 20, 2011 7:44:12 AM - itnnews.lk

A special phone service is to be introduced to help the fishermen to identify the maritime boundaries.

Introduction of modern technology is being considered to help fishermen to identify the maritime boundary between Sri Lanka and India. As a part of the programme it has been planned to introduce a new technique of identifying the maritime border with the use of a mobile phone. Under this system a signal will be given by the mobile phone in case of violating the maritime boundary. Many problems were experienced recently due to the entrance of Indian fishermen into Sri Lankan territorial waters. The aim of the plan is to find a solution for this problem. Meanwhile other techniques are being considered for creating maritime borders.