– Poonaryn Ferry Service Resumes
[Updated :: 2010-06-14 10:20:41 Hours]
A ferry service from Poonaryn to Jaffna started on Sunday (13th
June 2010) after about fifteen years facilitating free movements
for civilians in the north. The
service had ceased after the LTTE destroyed the causeways and jetty
on either side and dominated the areas carrying out terrorist activities.
People had to
travel on land for hours to reach these two destinations which lie
in the seeing distance each other of about thirty minute sail across
the lagoon. Three
boats carrying twelve men, eight women and two children set off
Gauthamunai in Poonaryn and reached Maniyanthottam jetty near Gurunagar
around 2.00 p.m.
busses of the Jaffna depot were awaiting their arrival at Maniyanthottam.This
new ferry service will reduce people’s traveling time by two hours.