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 Ferry to reach Colombo harbour today

Scotia Prince

The recommenced Tuticorin- Colombo ferry service which began its maiden voyage from India yesterday, is scheduled to dock at the Colombo harbour this morning.

The Ceylon Shipping Corporation (CSC) yesterday said the ferry, Scotia Prince that could carry up to 1,044 passengers would be making trips twice a week. The trips that would take up to 14 hours will complete a 280 mile voyage. The CSC said that the ship is scheduled to dock at the Colombo harbour at 7.30 am today and that it would make a return trip on Friday (June 17). CSC Executive Director, A. D. K Chandradasa said the ship had nine decks and includes facilities such a café, medical services etc.

Chandradasa also said that they are looking at obtaining a ferry for Sri Lanka.

The tickets for the ferry are priced at USD 60 and visas should be obtained through the normal process.

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