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Sri Lanka had begun constructing one of the country’s largest ocean research vessels at an estimated value of Rs.25 million, the Fisheries Ministry said yesterday.
Ministry officials said the vessel which would be launched in the coming weeks would be utilised for ocean research including oceanic changes, wave patterns, movements of fish and other sea creatures, evaluation of fisheries activities, movement at the base of the ocean and the collection of other data.
The vessel would be 57 feet in length and 14 feet in breadth and accommodate 17 people. It would be used for research purposes in the North West and Southern coasts of the island, officials said.
Sri Lanka had two research vessels which had disappeared during the tsunami after which the country had used Navy vessels and other private vessels for research purpose, officials said
A second research vessel would be purchased by the ministry in three months time, officials siad. (Olindhi Jayasundere)

  Comments - 14

  • Sprats Tuesday, 31 January 2012 12:21 AM

    To go fishing for what and for whom?

    Ranjith Gurugamage Tuesday, 31 January 2012 02:07 AM

    Hope they will not use it as a pleasure craft for NARA and fisheries Ministry officials.Only the scientists and the crew should be on board.-Aargee

    Farzan Tuesday, 31 January 2012 02:33 AM

    Such a big vessel for 25 million LKR?

    roshan Tuesday, 31 January 2012 02:41 AM

    Rs 25 million !!!!!!!!! Is it less than minister's prado?

    gamage Tuesday, 31 January 2012 03:38 AM

    My view is that who ever making boats fo 25 million ruppes or usdollars ir the auestion is answered may be its interesting to go to veatnam and check there
    are boats made locally to do reserch and to breed fish that could be fillated and sold in europe for millions of dollars to feed entire europe this is what I came to know long time ago. this will be a good idea only tell the minister to start working on it the fish is so cheap can solve the poor mans plate this is a fresh water fish that could breed is our tanks the local fiserman will thrive

    Duppath Purawesiya Tuesday, 31 January 2012 03:56 AM

    This should be a multi-duty Craft. If the Crowned Prince gets an idea of going for Boat Races, this could be employed on surveillance duty. The Politicians and their families could use for Whale watching. May be we need a few more of them

    sam Tuesday, 31 January 2012 03:48 AM

    May be just a big motor boat.....:P

    asoka abeywardena Tuesday, 31 January 2012 04:31 AM

    for 25 million a vessel...that is 250 lakhs right...? pissu neththam shoke...

    Mifaz Tuesday, 31 January 2012 05:13 AM

    Are there any jobs vacant in this vessel? It is going to be interesting seriously

    Gaz Tuesday, 31 January 2012 06:03 AM

    well said Roshan, i think farzan is not in SL.. high time we invested in these. When a tsunami comes or storm comes it will be their fault for not giving prior warning..

    RUSTY Tuesday, 31 January 2012 06:19 AM


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    Anonymous Tuesday, 31 January 2012 06:34 AM

    there are vacancies for Deck Hands and Cabin boys :P

    Ratawasiya Tuesday, 31 January 2012 09:01 AM

    Yes, All these vacancies can go to Hambantota.

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