US $ 36.6 m Indian contract for CDL to build two ships

Colombo Dockyard Limited (CDL) succeeds in securing order for construction of two numbers 250 passenger capacity ships for the Government of India.

The significance of the award is that, this is the first time in the history of local shipbuilding industry that a Sri Lankan organisation (in this case CDL) has been awarded a shipbuilding project by the government of India. This is the first Ocean going passenger vessel construction to be undertaken by CDL.