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* Ferry service between Sri Lanka and India to resume
Sat, Apr 13, 2013, 10:50 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 13, Colombo: Both Sri Lanka and India have approved recommencing the ferry service between Thalaimannar in Sri Lanka and Rameshwaram in India, Indian officials have said.

Speaking to reporters in Kilinochchi, Secretary of Special Affairs in Indian External Affairs Ministry R.S. Raghavan has expressed confidence that the service, interrupted during the war, can be resumed within the next two months, the BBC Sinhala Service reported.

The Indian official was in Kilinochchi to distribute funds amounting to Rs.500 million to 1,230 conflict-affected small and medium scale entrepreneurs in the north.

While providing houses for the businessmen who lost their houses due to the war, India will also assist in the development of their economy and agriculture, Raghavan has said.

In addition to constructing rail lines to Thalaimannar and Pallai, India is also assisting the development of the palm industry in the North, the official has said.

India's state-owned, IRCON, is constructing the Madhu-Thalaimannar and Omanthai-Pallai railway lines in the North.

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