Ferry service between India and Sri Lanka has resumed; Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stated that the two nations' connection will be enhanced.

By: 600011 On: Oct 16, 2023, 4:02 PM


After forty years, ferry service between India and Sri Lanka resumed between Nagapattinam and Kangasanthurai. The initial journey was led by Foreign Minister Dr. Jaishankar, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, State Minister E.V. Velu, and others. The journey will take three hours in average weather. In his remarks at the event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that the boat service will help to boost diplomatic and economic connections between the two countries. He emphasized the goal of cultural linkages and economic engagement, emphasizing connectivity and collaboration, as well as fintech and energy initiatives.

Dr. Jayashankar, Minister of External Affairs, expressed gratitude. Sri Lankan Minister De Silva thanked India for its help in developing the Sri Lankan port and highlighted the possibilities for strengthening people-to-people connectivity through ferry service. He also discussed upcoming plans for Thalaimannar and Rameswaram services.