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Sri Lanka has been removed from all marine war, and marine strikes risk by the Joint Cargo Committee Joint Cargo Watch List with effect from 05th July  2010. In addition, the Ground Risk of 2.6 (High Level) previously applicable for the entire ground in Sri Lanka is now confined only to the Vavuniya – Jaffna Section of the A-9 Highway, the External Affairs Ministry said.

According to the Ministry several representations were made by the Government of Sri Lanka on this matter at the highest level in London including meetings between Minister of External Affairs, Prof. G.L. Peiris, a delegation from the Ministry of Ports last year and Lloyds Markets Association and their Advisors.

In addition, the Sri Lankan High Commission in London has also been actively engaged in this process. Post – war economic revival would be greatly boosted with increased business confidence, reduction of the cost of imports, removal of insurance surcharge, and inducement for more shipping lines to call over at Sri Lanka Ports due to the de-listing of Sri Lanka from War, and Marine risks, down to only a minimal level of Ground risks.

The de-listing/removal of Sri Lanka from a high level of 2.6 risk on Marine war risk, and Marine Strikes risk comes in the wake of Lloyds Market Association Joint Cargo Committee Review Meeting held in London on 02nd July 2010 which followed a comprehensive programme in Colombo for the visit of the international intelligence company and Advisor of the JCC to Colombo, the External Affairs Ministry said. (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 12

  • malkanthi Thursday, 15 July 2010 12:02 PM

    The more we camouflage various existing grave issues by imaking insignificant statements will no doubt lead us to a great mess. We have no mechanism whatsoever to overcome them!

    Indika Thursday, 15 July 2010 12:04 PM

    Very Good News !!!

    tha Thursday, 15 July 2010 12:10 PM

    Great news.......

    dave Thursday, 15 July 2010 12:15 PM

    Why for small portion too. Should be free for every inch of Sri Lanka.

    hue Thursday, 15 July 2010 03:09 PM

    dave, Is every inch of SriLanka free from High Security Zone?

    abran Thursday, 15 July 2010 03:51 PM

    Possitive news, resolve problems with dialog, approach EU,start dialog and impliment what they ask, (Humsanrights)It's benificial to Sri-Lanka. (Sri-Lankans)

    Wasantha Thursday, 15 July 2010 04:00 PM

    Credit must go to SF and those who genuinely committed to defeat LTTE.

    desiboy Thursday, 15 July 2010 09:20 PM


    Mario Thursday, 15 July 2010 09:57 PM

    Nobody seems to pay any attention to the views of civilians living in North!

    anura Friday, 16 July 2010 03:50 AM

    Real anti-Sri Lanka mentality.

    Indika Friday, 16 July 2010 04:01 AM

    Have been there aleast once ?? For the moment Gosl totally commited on the development in North and East.

    MK Friday, 16 July 2010 12:59 PM

    I totally agree Indika. People make comments without going and looking at the real situation over in the north.

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