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Casualties 23rd November

London, Nov 19 -- The reopening of the Northern entrance to the Colombo Port sends positive signals to the world indicating the improved security situation and peaceful environment in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Daily News reported. This would improve the level of efficiency of Port activities being carried out and would also attract more ships and business to the country, Chairman, Shipping, Ports and Aviation Committee of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka, Sujeiva Samaraweera said. The Southern entrance to the Colombo Port was the only entrance used and this delayed the port activities and volumes were affected having a direct impact on the revenue generated, he said. The Northern entrance was used for transhipment and feeder vessels before its closure and the country is now in a position to accept more vessels. The Colombo Port will be attractive compared to the regional ports and this would help our national economy to grow in terms of revenue, he said. "Ship owners try to

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