Better Wifi facilities at BIA in three months: Minister

12 May 2018 07:45 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said yesterday steps would be taken to provide Wifi facilities at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) within three months.

Responding to JVP MP Bimal Ratnayake, who said Wi-Fi facility at the BIA was very poor, the minister told parliament that he was not aware of such a situation and that he had instructed the officials to provide the facility within three months.

The MP said even the world's poorest airport was equipped with Wi-Fi facilities whereas in Sri Lanka, passengers had to wait in long queues to get the boarding pass scanned to obtain the password.

The minister said the Wi-Fi facility was available at two points at the arrival and departure lounges and admitted it was not sufficient. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 7

  • Don m Saturday, 12 May 2018 12:41 PM

    Improving Air Conditioning is required too...more important...

    Arnold Saturday, 12 May 2018 01:33 PM


    Hari Mani Saturday, 12 May 2018 02:15 PM

    There was no Wifi facility available at the airport, which I have been travelling thru frequently. So its beggars belief that you talk about a better wifi. Further RW talked about free wifi for the country which cannot provide one for its international airport.

    Smart Guru Saturday, 12 May 2018 03:09 PM

    Oh before that please can put the showers in the toilet to wash my rear end lol. Bia toilets have removed those haha

    Latha Saturday, 12 May 2018 03:28 PM

    Disgraceful minister 90 pc of the time he is sleeping then suddenly he wakes up and talks rubbish . He is well past use by date

    Shek Sunday, 13 May 2018 05:50 PM

    Setting up WiFi takes 3 months for this government, turtles race faster than the government

    sumal perera Monday, 14 May 2018 07:55 AM

    this nidimatha amethi will not do anything constructive until the next parliamentary election.

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