SLN provides craft to ferry passengers of Kinniya
Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has made arrangements to provide safe passenger transport services at the now being built Kurinchankerny Bridge, Kinniya, starting from Thursday (25). A ferry disaster near Kurinchankerny Bridge on Tuesday (23) killed six, including four children. Meanwhile, the SLN said the residents in the area will be able to use this mode of transportation until the construction of the Kurinchankerny Bridge in Kinniya, Trincomalee is completed.
The SLN craft made available for this purpose, called a ‘lagoon craft,’ is capable of carrying 25 passengers ‘safely’ at a time, effective from 25 November, under the supervision of the Eastern Naval Command. The lagoon craft will be in service from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. each day. Further, the SLN has erected a temporary jetty to allow passengers to board the vessel safely.