Bridging The Gap

Manjula Mathews, President of the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka (L) and Yu Hwa Li, National Director of Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka (R) present Rakhil Fernando, Managing Director of Daraz (C) with Goodwill Ambassador Certificate

For centuries people of India and Sri Lanka have used the Palk Strait as a channel of transportation of goods and services. The economies of the two landmasses have gained immensely.
But who would have expected this legendary Hanumantha (Or Hanuman) sea link to become a reality. rn

rnThe two governments are drawing up a plan to physically tie the two countries on the legendary land route.rn

rnAnalysts say that once this bridge becomes a reality, the scope for our local economy is tremendous. rn

rnHanuman the famous visitor to come over these islands, created havoc by setting fire to a whole city, so the legend goes.

Not an altogether happy experience. Legend has it that mythological character Hanuman used this route to rescue a princess from captivity in the island.rn

rnOfficials are now trying to re-establish the ancient route between the two countries by building a bridge across the Palk Strait connecting India with Sri Lanka. They are counting on tourists and container traffic. rn

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