Lanka to ink pact for sea passenger transportation with India

Sri Lanka has decided to ink an agreement with India to establish a sea passenger transportation service in a bid to boost tourist traffic, the government said.

Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010, 20:18 PM IST

Colombo: Sri Lanka has decided to ink an
agreement with India to establish a sea passenger
transportation service in a bid to boost tourist traffic, the
government said on Thursday.

Initially, the service will be established between
Colombo and Tuticorin and Thalaimannar and Rameshwaram, a
statement said.

Later it will be expanded to cover other ports of
the two countries following mutual agreement.

A Memorandum of Understanding is to be signed in this
regard between the two governments for which cabinet has
granted approval.

The tourist traffic between the two South Asian
neighbours has seen an increase with the end to the civil war
in the country`s north and east.

PTI