The government of Sri Lanka has shared with the Indian government of India a comprehensive report on the environmental impact of the proposed Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project prepared by Sri Lankan experts and officials, according to sources in the Sri Lankan Ministry of External Affairs.

In response to a question from mediapersons on the hearing in the Supreme Court of India on the Sethusamudram project, scheduled for November 26, a spokesperson of the Ministry said on Monday that apart from the adverse environmental impact of the project, Sri Lanka was concerned about the damage it would cause to Ram Sethu, which is sacred to many in South Asia.

Moreover, Ram Sethu is seen as a symbol that unites Sri Lanka and India in the context of culture and legend, the spokesperson said.