March, 7, 2014
Work on the largest ship ever built so far in Sri Lanka is nearing completion and preparations have been made to hand it over to the Indian Central Government, says the Chief Executive Officer of Colombo Dockyard Limited.
Colombo Dockyard CEO Mangala P.B. Yapa told AdaderanaBiz that this vessel could carry 450 passengers and 2,500 tons of cargo.
“We received the orders to build two ships India’s Lakshadweep Island which could carry 450 passengers. We are building these two ships. Once the first ship is handed over in March the work on the other ship too would be completed and handed over soon,” said the CEO.
Colombo Dockyard Limited is a company listed in the Colombo Share Market. It has continued building ships and other vessels for the foreign market in the past.