The government is discussing with the Indian Aviation Authority on forming a joint venture to develop the Mattala International Airport, Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama said.
In an interview with Daily Mirror, he said it would be a joint venture between the Indian authorities and Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka for the development of an international airport. The minister said the airport could be made economically viable if the Indian authorities came into the partership.
He said the agreement could be finalised by August this year. (Kelum Bandara)