Cairn gets exploration licence from Sri Lanka govt

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New Delhi, Jun 5 (UNI) Cairn India, a subsidiary of the UK-based Britain's Cairn Energy Plc, today said it has received a licence from the Sri Lanka government to explore oil and gas in the Mannar Basin.

The company said in a statement the petroleum resources agreement for the block will be signed in due course.

The offshore block SL 2007-01-001 covers about 3,400 square kilometre in water depths of 200-1,800 metres, it added.

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