Navy discovers 400 m coral reef at Kankesanthurai

Navy discovers 400 m coral reef at Kankesanthurai

Written by Staff Writer

06 Jul, 2019 | 8:39 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): Sri Lanka is an island, blessed by nature, with an abundance of natural resources. Adding to this list, a new coral reef was discovered in the seas off Kankesanthurai, Jaffna.

A diving team attached to the Northern Naval Command had discovered a beautiful coral reef which remained a well-hidden secret until a recent deep-sea expedition carried out over the past week in Kankesanthurai. The coral reef extends approximately 400 metres along the seaward side of the breakwater.

Under the directives of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva, the Northern Naval Command is committed to protect these coral reefs and also conserve the underwater marine sites in the northern seas.

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