SriLankan flight diverted to Mattala

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The SriLankan flight UL 230 flying from Kuwait to the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) was diverted to the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) this morning due to heavy mist in the Katunayake area.

A spokesman for SriLankan Airlines said the flight was scheduled to land at the BIA at 6.30 a.m. but due to bad weather it was diverted to the Mattala Airport.

However, the flight flew back to its scheduled destination of the BIA at around 9.00 a.m. once the mist was cleared from the area.
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  • Ajja Monday, 02 November 2015 01:42 PM

    Any man with sense knows very well that diverting a plane to Chennai is cheaper than building an Airport.

    karsha Monday, 02 November 2015 01:56 PM

    So get huge loans with high interest (including kickbacks)to build a huge Air port to land planes when it is raining. Such a visionery

    Mangala Monday, 02 November 2015 02:04 PM

    Why only UL flights are diverted? It seems that the other air lines do not have any adverse weather conditions. The minister in charge should investigate, if he is not involved.

    Cheers Monday, 02 November 2015 02:44 PM

    Well said mate

    Monkey Joe Monday, 02 November 2015 03:36 PM

    Another wonder (magic) of Mattala. Two planes landed there in one day.....HURRAH !

    jeyanka Monday, 02 November 2015 03:58 PM

    SL needs 2nd airport, but why Mattala? This is a question. We are noy against 2nd airport, but againt Mattale which is not used by any.

    kan Monday, 02 November 2015 09:54 AM

    If not for MRIA, it could have been diverted to Chennai!!!!

    Labby Monday, 02 November 2015 09:56 AM

    Now Mahinda Rajapakse will claim credit for this.

    Labby Monday, 02 November 2015 09:56 AM

    Now Mahinda Rajapakse will claim credit for this.

    Dee Monday, 02 November 2015 10:05 AM

    Jayawewa!

    jay Monday, 02 November 2015 10:16 AM

    WONDER WHO HAS THE LAST LAUGH

    KANBAN Monday, 02 November 2015 10:18 AM

    Aparade v tika

    Ryan Monday, 02 November 2015 10:34 AM

    Mahinda Rajapaksa has a vision for Sri Lanka.

    karsha Monday, 02 November 2015 10:59 AM

    Another world record by Srilanka.What news worthy item. Planes landing in Air Ports

    Mason Monday, 02 November 2015 11:10 AM

    Where did you divert before Mattala airport came into existence? Do not take people for a ride with your falsehood.

    angel Monday, 02 November 2015 11:37 AM

    A field day for MR supporters! I am sure there is a MR supporter handling the controls at SL Airlines!

    මිණි මෝරා Monday, 02 November 2015 06:57 PM

    canada වල හැම නගරයටම එයාපොර්ට් එකක් තියනවා. රටක් දිඋනු වෙන්නනම් එයාපොර්ට් තියෙන්න ඕනේ.අද මෙය විසල මුදලක් උනාට තව අවුරුදු 10 කින් මෙය විසල මුදලක් නොවෙය්, කොත්මලේ වේල්ල හදන්න ගියේ $500 මිලියන්. එත් අද එය කෝටිගනක් වටිනවා

    Angel Monday, 02 November 2015 11:40 AM

    A field day for MR supporters! I am sure there is a MR supporter handling the controls at SL Airlines!

    OMG Monday, 02 November 2015 12:02 PM

    our country is so rich, we have a fully fledged air port only for emergency landing.

    Kusuma Monday, 02 November 2015 12:11 PM

    I informed to the pilot that on the track MY3 supporters have outspread rice for drying

    boris Monday, 02 November 2015 07:39 PM

    ....not rice - kiribath or hoppers!!

    mahendran.kandiah94 Monday, 02 November 2015 12:50 PM

    MATTALA RAJAPAKSE [ EMERGENCY ONLY ] INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

    Sapu Monday, 02 November 2015 01:02 PM

    Airports are for regular landings even emergency landings in MRIA are news

    Ricemeal Monday, 02 November 2015 01:06 PM

    MR should receive the passengers and arrange for a good rice meal, gift packages of rice and some peacock feathers


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