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KKS WRECK REMOVAL PROJECT INAUGURATED

Jul 26, 2011 11:54:24 AM - itnnews.lk

The Project to remove wreck at the Kankesanthurai Harbour has kicked off. The inauguration of the wreck removal programme took place under the patronage of Minister Basil Rajapaksa. The Harbour was rendered useless after LTTE attacked it when the outfit controlled the surrounding areas. As a result six ships were sunk. This debris is a major obstacle for ships to enter the Harbour. As the first phase of the project, these ships are to be removed. Goods to the Wanni and Jaffna are transported by land. The removal of the ship wreck and the development of the Harbour will overcome this problem. Sri Lanka has entered into an MOU with India to develop the Kankesanthurai Harbour. India will assist the island to develop and remove the wrecks at the Port. The Wreck removal Project launched today under the auspices of Minister Basil Rajapaksa will be completed within one year. Minister Douglas Devananda, Deputy Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena, India’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Ashok K. Kantha, Northern Governor G.A. Chandrasiri and Chairman of the Ports Authority Dr. Priyath Bandu Wickrema were present on the occasion.