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Committee to finalise plans to develop Mattala Airport

29 August 2017 09:20 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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In the wake of the policy decision to lease the Mattala airport to an Indian company, the government is in contact with India to work out modalities on how best to develop it.

A Cabinet source told Daily Mirror that a subcommittee was appointed for this purpose and that though there were various proposals, no final agreement had been reached up to now.

The establishment of a flying school integrated with the airport or an aircraft maintenance plant is among the proposals.

The source said, the government was considering the possibility of for other purposes rather than restricting its use for commercial flight operations.

The former government built this airport with financial assistance from China with the current government deciding to develop it in partnership with a foreign investor. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 4

  • suresh Wednesday, 30 August 2017 08:37 AM

    put this piece of shit to any damn use, so that it pays off the loans

    Jal Wednesday, 30 August 2017 10:25 AM

    development plans were already in place by 2013 with world leading aircraft maintenance firm Lufthansa Technik. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/srilankan-airlines-lufthansa-technik-enter-mro-join-389392/It was this stupid government that suspended all of those plans and led country in to a debit trap. Now they are trying to sell all assets belongs to general public for their own gain. shame on Ranil and Sirisena duo...........People should never forgive those swindlers

    Ajith Wednesday, 30 August 2017 01:29 PM

    Every company look for opportunity. But they decided not to go ahed thats all. don't lie

    Brainmaster Wednesday, 30 August 2017 01:45 PM

    An airport next to a birdsanctuary useless stupide and dangerous via DM Android App


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