Tag: Chennai-Sri Lanka passenger cruise vessel flagged off


Awards and Honours TN Forest official gets award from UNESCO Jagdish Bakan, Wildlife Warden and District Forest Officer (DFO) of Ramanathapuram district, has won the 2023 Michel Batisse Award for Biosphere Reserve Management from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Mr. Bakan has been chosen for the award for his work in the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve, which is endowed with rich marine biodiversity, including several species of fish, coral, birds, seaturtles, crustaceans. About UNESCO Parent organization: United Nations Economic and Social council Present Head: Audrey Azoulay (Director-General) Headquarters: Paris, France Formation: 16 November 1945 Latest Historical Events Chennai-Sri Lanka passenger cruise vessel flagged off   Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal flagged off the first regular international cruise passenger vessel mv Empress from Chennai Port that will connect three ports in Sri Lanka including Hambantota and Trincomalee. About Srilanka Capitals: Colombo (executive and judicial), Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (legislative) Official Languages: Sinhala and Tamil Recognised Languages: English Currency: Srilankan Rupee