The first passenger boat service between India and its close southern neighbour, Sri Lanka, in three decades has arrived in Colombo. Scotia Prince set off from the southern Indian port of Tuticorin on Monday evening and docked in Colombo harbour early Tuesday, a port official said. The boat can carry more than 1,000 people. It has a bar, restaurant, casino and hospital. Ferries were suspended during the Sri Lankan civil war, which ended in 2009. After the Scotia Princes maiden voyage, bringing invited VIPs, there will be about two crossings each way per week. This service is run by an Indian company, Flemingo, which also owns a chain of duty-free shops.