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President made this announcement in Kandy this morning.
Cairn India Ltd, a subsidiary of Cairn Energy Plc, today (Oct 2) said it has discovered natural gas in Sri Lanka’s offshore Mannar Basin, confirming an earlier announcement by the President .
“Further drilling will be required to establish the commerciality of the discovery,” Cairn said in a statement, referring to the find at the CLPL-Dorado-91H/1z well drilled at a water depth of 1,354 metres (4,442 feet).
Cairn had spud the well in early August and natural gas was struck last week, the company said.