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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2709

Fruits of Liberation of East from the Tigers Seen As President Inaugurates Construction of Oluvil Port

Colombo, 07 May, (Asiantribune.com): The government was able to initiate several development programs in East after the brave and courageous operation conducted by the Sri Lankan Security Forces to bring liberation to the people in the area, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the ceremony to laid the foundation stone for the construction of Oluvil port this morning. “We are taking every possible step to enhance the living standards of the people in the East and we will never bow down to the terrorism," President added.President Mahinda Rajapaksa Adress the gathering after starting  the contruction of the Olivil habour on 6th May.President Mahinda Rajapaksa Adress the gathering after starting the contruction of the Olivil habour on 6th May.

We restored normalcy in the East and brought back every privilege and freedom which they were denied of, said President Rajapaksa while appealing to the people in the east to work closely with the government

Oluvil Port construction commences today. The construction of the Oluvil Port Project got off the grund today (May 6) under the Nagenahira Navodaya development program.

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority has already signed an MoU with a Danish company with the construction cost being Euro 46.1 million. The port is expected to commence operations in 27 months.President Mahinda Rajapaksa Adress the gathering and a section of the audiencePresident Mahinda Rajapaksa Adress the gathering and a section of the audience

The project is also expected to generate a large number of direct and indirect employment opportunities with a major share being provided to youth from the area.

During the first stage of the project engineers have planned to build a breakwater with a length of 475 and 740 meters.

The Port will also have the capability to cater to large ships with in-built tanks exceeding the eight meter depth level mark.

Also the main harbor is expected to be spread over 16 hectares and during stage two the depth level is to be increased to 11 meters enabling it to cater to large vessels weighing over 16,000 tons.

The capacity in the main harbor is to be expanded to 24 hectares during stage two.Minster Chamal Rajapaksa handover boats for Fishermans of Tsunami Affected fammilees in Oluvil Village (pix Chandana Perera-President's media)Minster Chamal Rajapaksa handover boats for Fishermans of Tsunami Affected fammilees in Oluvil Village (pix Chandana Perera-President's media)

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