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Stage set for the ceremonial filling of water of the Hambantota Harbour

Aug 14, 2010 5:43:23 AM - itnnews.lk

The ceremony to fill the new International harbour in Hambantota with water will take place tomorrow.

It realizes a dream of the Sri Lankans. The construction of the Hambantota harbour is being carried out ny Sri Lankan Engineers. A special feature is that it is an inland harbour constructed through dredging. The construction of the harbour makes Sri Lanka, a frontrunner in the marine sector.

The harbour will be filled with water at the auspicious time of 9.30 a.m. tomorrow. The Ports Authority expects more than one million people to be present on the occasion. The Independent Television Network has made arrangement to telecast this rare occasion live to its viewers.