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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Colombo Tuticorin ferry service from Sept

The Colombo - Tuticorin passenger ship service will commence at the end of September this year, announced the Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Minister of Port Development Shipping, Eastern Development and Muslim Religious Affairs Rauff Hakeem.

The Minister's announcement follows discussions held between the Minister and the visiting Indian shipping delegation headed by the Chairman of the Tuticorin Port Trust N. K. Ragupathy, at the Ministry yesterday.

Five Weekly trips would be operated between the two countries and each passenger would be allowed to carry baggage of 50-70 kgs. A single way passage is expected to cost between Rs. 3,000 and Rs. 3.500.

A special visa counter will be opened at the passenger terminal of the Colombo Port, for issuing visas on the same day.

Source: Daily News, Sri Lanka

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