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Sri Lanka-India Ferry Service Resumes After 25 Years Of LTTE Terror

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

PTI [ Updated: June 14, 2011 18:54 IST ]
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sri lanka india ferry service resumes after 25 years of ltte terror

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

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