System failure causes 2-1/2 hour delay at counters at BIA

24 November 2016 11:11 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The computer system of the Immigration and Emigration Department at the Bandaranaike International Airport- Katunayake had crashed this afternoon.

This had resulted in many passengers having to wait in line for hours to get their documents cleared.

It was reported that the failure had originated at the head office of the department situated in Colombo.

Immigration and Emigration tasks at all harbours and airports came to a standstill because of the two and a half hour long system failure that was experienced.

The system was up and functioning again at around 5.45 pm. (T.K.G. Kapila)

  Comments - 7

  • Ajja Friday, 25 November 2016 08:12 AM

    Bloody Shame!!!!Go back to 70 era.

    ANTON Friday, 25 November 2016 09:02 AM


    Babara Friday, 25 November 2016 09:21 AM

    we need to know, the politicians who sentenced is still in the country.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 25 November 2016 10:01 AM

    This is impossible.... system failure is not possible for strategic instruments such as immigration, customs, airline online systems. Parallel servers and links work backing each other and when one fails, the other modules take over. Looks like the immigration office is using a system that even McDonalds or Kentucky Fried Chicken will not use for their online sales.

    pras Friday, 25 November 2016 10:14 AM

    blame it on MR to get away via DM Android App

    annoyed Friday, 25 November 2016 01:06 PM

    Time to replace these archaic systems.

    illan parippu Friday, 25 November 2016 01:24 PM

    Yahapalane galaaa galaaaa yayi.......Tan nan a nan naaa........

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