The State Minister of Ports Development Kanaka
Herath made a special inspection visit at the Port of Galle near Colombo
recently with the objective of seeking possibilities to make the Port of Galle
a tourist port according to reports in the Sri Lankan Media.
working to rebuild Sri Lankan economy
At the visit he said that the government was working
on the guidance of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to rebuild the Sri Lankan
economy which had collapsed in recent times and accordingly, steps would be
taken to develop the Port of Galle.
The Minister further stated that no considerable
development activities had been carried out at the Port of Galle since 2005 and
sooner, a Yacht Marina Zone will be established in the Port of Galle to promote
He also stated that steps would be taken to
commence the breakwater development of the Port of Galle and to dock all
passenger vessels to Galle at the outer port area to further strengthen
facilities for tourism promotional activities at the port.
the inspection Minister inspected the welfare facilities of the employees of
the Port of Galle
During the inspection tour, the Minister also
inspected the welfare facilities of the employees of the Port of Galle. Cabinet
Minister Dr. Ramesh Pathirana, Secretary to the State Minister of Ports
Development – N.P.V.C. Piyathilake, Resident Manager of the Port of Galle –
A.K.N.W.Weerasinghe, the President of the Progressive Workers’ Union Commercial
and Industrial Services – Ports, Sanjaya Kumara Weligama and several other port
trade union representatives also joined the occasion.