Cargo shipping service to Colombo resumes

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Tuticorin, Feb 12 (PTI) Cargo shipping service betweenTuticorin and Colombo resumed today after a gap of three yearswith the shipment of 330 tonnes of commodities from here.

M V N Raj TPN 241 left for Colombo from the old port herecarrying goods including onion, potato, corn, and turmeric,officials said.

It would take about 24 hours for a vessel to reach Colombo,about 150 nautical miles away from the port here.

Private cargo shipping service between India and Sri Lankawas stopped in 2008 due to ethnic war in Sri Lanka.

Cargo shipping service between Tuticorin and Maldives isalready in operation.

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