Lanka Muditha Jaffna trip delayed

[TamilNet, Saturday, 09 January 1999, 01:17 GMT]
The Lanka Muditha, a cargo vessel that is used for shuttling passengers between the eastern port of Trincomalee and Kankesanthurai in Jaffna will not sail to the northern peninsula in the next 15 days according to the Divisional Secretary in Trincomalee, Mr. V.Velummaiylum.

The ship sailed from Jaffna with 1000 passengers on December 7 and has not put to sea since then.

Meanwhile 1200 passengers have booked for the ship transport to Jaffna at the Divisional Secretariat.

Seven hundred, including 300 from the Vanni region, are expected to be sent on the first sailing.

Sources said Jaffna University final year students and those who had come from abroad to visit their families in Jaffna have been given priority.

Meanwhile, the DS said the Lanka Muditha has sailed to Colombo from Trincomalee to collect cargo that is to be transported to Jaffna.

 

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