Colombo, Jun 14: Ferry service has resumed between India and Sri Lanka after being halted 25 years ago because of the island's civil war.
Sri Lanka's Shipping Corp. director W. Chandradasa says a ferry with a capacity of 1,044 passengers reached Colombo on Tuesday from the southern Indian port of Tuticorin.
The ferries will initially operate twice a week, with the journey lasting about 10 hours each way.
A previous ferry service between the two countries was stopped after Sri Lanka's ethnic conflict grew into a full-scale civil war in the 1980s. The war ended in 2009. AP