Vessel docked at Hambantota port found to be carrying radioactive material

Vessel docked at Hambantota port found to be carrying radioactive material

A vessel en route to China which was docked at the Hambantota port was asked to leave by the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Agency after it was revealed that the ship was carrying Radioactive material.

The ship had docked at the port following a technical issue last night (21) and had not disclosed that it was carrying radioactive materials at the time of docking.

The Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council had taken measures to move the vessel out to the outer port where it is currently docked, the Director-General of the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council, Anil Ranjith told News First.

It was later revealed that vessel was transporting uranium to use in nuclear power plants.

The vessel has been instructed to immediately depart from the Hambantota port.