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Ruhuna University launches research on oil exploration

Jul 13, 2010 1:54:43 AM - itnnews.lk

The Ruhuna University has launched its initial research in the exploration of oil in Sri Lanka’s sea belt.

Professor Ruchira Kumaratunga of Marine Biology Department of the Ruhuna University said that the aim of the first phase is to recognize sensitive locations in the Mannar sea.

She said that a research studies were conducted in Mannar sea and Palk Strait to find sensitive areas. She said that the drilling has to be carried out cautiously. When the currents are directed out of the land the drilling has to be intensified while the currents are directed towards the land the drilling has to be lessened.