Indian missile test delays flights at BIA

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Several flights scheduled to depart and arrive at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), from 8.00 am to 12.00 pm today has been delayed, due to a missile test in the Indian airspace.

Sri Lanka Air Traffic Controllers'association (SLATCA) Vice President Tharindu Gajadeera said the Indian government had informed the Sri Lankan official to refrain from using the airspace in Sri Lankan Eastern region during the time because of “launch and experiment of flight vehicle in India”.

He said, the passenger flights UL 346, UL 308 and UL 314 scheduled to departure to Jakarta, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur this morning were delayed.(Chathuranga Pradeep and T.K.G. Kapila)

  Comments - 16

  • southpaw Tuesday, 27 December 2016 03:00 AM

    It turned out to be a paper rocket after all...

    ANTON Monday, 26 December 2016 10:20 AM

    THIS IS NOT A GOOD CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FOR INDIANS. MISSILE MEANS HATE AND REVENGE. ..... .

    ANTON Monday, 26 December 2016 10:22 AM

    WE SRILANKAN TESTED SKY CRACKERS PEACEFULLY IN THE CHRISTMAS SEASON , IT WAS HARMLESS AND BEAUTIFUL.

    karu Monday, 26 December 2016 10:42 AM

    This request would have gone to all other airlines flying in this area.So we need to rely on our luck for safe air travel

    sam Monday, 26 December 2016 10:58 AM

    I don't think this is a big issue for "usually late" (UL) flights.

    Jude Monday, 26 December 2016 11:26 AM

    Hey get ready in few days time Pakistan going to test their Arsenal too!!!???

    Madiya Monday, 26 December 2016 11:58 AM

    That reminds me, where is the much hyped Satellite launched by the so called "space engineer "? Any news?

    ceylonese Monday, 26 December 2016 12:12 PM

    this missile is not km 5000 reach.its km 10000 reach.but announced as km 5000 because europe dont like india to have misdikes can destroy european capitals.agni 5 can take care of whole chinese cities and all cities in europe with nuclear bombs.this item is a warning to china to think 10 times before go to war with india. via DM Android App

    Srilankan Monday, 26 December 2016 12:32 PM

    Regrettably he launched a CD finally .....

    Dayawathie Monday, 26 December 2016 12:33 PM

    Of course we got to be careful if Indians are testing missiles because of their inferior technology God knows where it will land. Bombay looking Calcutta.

    bigboy Monday, 26 December 2016 12:54 PM

    Eye in the sky!!

    Casanova Monday, 26 December 2016 01:18 PM

    What could you expect better from the Indians?

    Tamil selvam Wednesday, 28 December 2016 05:11 PM

    Thus said a person from a country which has not sent even single satalite on its own to space.

    shanthapriya Monday, 26 December 2016 03:02 PM

    pls use alternative routes

    Siva Monday, 26 December 2016 04:02 PM

    Will they pay any compensation to the affected Airlines so that the Airlines could share it with the poor passengers who got delayed.

    Harry Monday, 26 December 2016 04:11 PM

    Wish it would land in Diyawannawa Club house when the house is full.


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