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Water released to Magampura Harbour

Aug 15, 2010 5:11:13 AM - itnnews.lk

Sea water streams into the historic Magampura Harbour making the dream of the motherland of a second international port a reality.

President Rajapaksa released water this morning to the ‘Magampura International Harbour’ which is coming up as another mega development project displaying Sri Lanka’s pride to the world. While the public wallowed and enjoyed sight on the basin of the harbour, as this was a once in a lifetime opportunity, the ceremony commenced after the President was conducted to the venue in a colourful procession.

The filling of the harbour basin commenced with President pouring a pot of Pirith water into the basin. Multi religious leaders also joined in the event to shower their blessings. Thereafter the water started to flow gradually into the Port Basin It is now being gradually filled with sea water.

First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa, the Speaker, Parliamentarians, Senior State Officials and foreign diplomats were among those who graced the occasion.