Hambantota port now active

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Vehicles were offloaded from ships berthed at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Port at Hambantota marking the commencement of regular commercial activities. MP Namal Rajapaksa and Deputy Minister of Ports and Highways Rohitha Abeygunawardena participated in the event. Pix by Jayamal Chandrasiri

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  • Sane sri lankan Thursday, 07 June 2012 06:13 AM

    Is it some rejects from a consignment meant for some other country..

    Mohamed Jihaddeen Wednesday, 06 June 2012 01:15 PM

    is there any tax reduction due to this??
    i think goverment will not talk about tax reduction....
    only tax incriment .

    fraze Wednesday, 06 June 2012 01:22 PM

    since when did SL have Left hand steering???

    Kondebandapucheena Wednesday, 06 June 2012 01:21 PM

    No matter what after ten years we will see how this Port will grow ,

    ampare son Wednesday, 06 June 2012 01:30 PM

    Now i can die. triple gem bless this harbour.

    Dilruk Wednesday, 06 June 2012 01:49 PM

    It's for Transshipment. Not to use in SL.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 06 June 2012 02:02 PM

    No wonder, when the importers do not have a choice due to orders from the top.

    Sam Wednesday, 06 June 2012 02:14 PM

    Why all these hyundai cars are left hand drive? I thought only right hand drive cars are allowed to be imported.

    Oshanda Wednesday, 06 June 2012 02:22 PM

    these are transhipment cargo.

    Dinithi Wednesday, 06 June 2012 02:28 PM

    One of the ships brought vehicles for re-export according to news.

    Dayan Wednesday, 06 June 2012 02:33 PM

    There were over half a million vehicles imported to SL last year and as a result Colombo port made an Operating profit of Rs 1.20 billition (Questionablr) then GOSL imposed tax hike to cut this amount to 20% and then we are building ports around the country.

    So what is the financial impact to Colombo port for 2012 year alone with Capital + interest repayments on new harbour.

    Just somebody tell me


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