Written by Staff Writer
21 Apr, 2021 | 2:39 pm
Colombo (News 1st); A vessel en route to China, which had docked at the Hambantota Port on Tuesday (20) night, has been found to be carrying a haul of radioactive material.
The Director-General of the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council, Anil Ranjith, told news first that the vessel, which was En Route to China from Port of Rotterdam had docked at the Hambantota port following a technical issue.
He added, however, that details that the cargo contained radioactive material were not made available to authorities by the vessel at the time of docking.
Subsequently, The Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council has taken steps to have the vessel moved out of the Inner Port to the Outer Port, where it is currently docked.
This matter was also raised in parliament a short while ago, by the Leader of the Opposition.
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