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* Cable car service to Sri Lanka's sacred mountain Sri Pada
Tue, Nov 20, 2012, 10:23 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of State Administration John Seneviratne who represents Ratnapura district has said that a cable car service to the famous pilgrim destination Sri Pada will be launched from next year.

He has said that a cable car service will be established to connect Erathna town in Kuruwita to the top of the Samanala mountain range where a venerated ancient foot mark is believed to be located.

Hundreds of thousands of local and foreign devotees belonged to many religions trek to the summit of the sacred mountain each year during the season which is normally between the full moon days of December and May months

The cable car service is expected to promote tourism in the picturesque vicinity and also to ease the climb of several kilometers for the weak.

The Minister has said that he had discussed the cable car service with the Ambassador of Nepal where such services are common and he would visit Nepal next year to study the possibilities in this regard.

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