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18 September 2018 11:33 am - 28     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


State-owned Airports Authority of India (AAI) will prepare a detailed project report for development of Palaly airport in Sri Lanka, the PTI reported.

This would be the first project for the AAI in the island nation and "we are trying to get engaged with our neighbours", an AAI official said.

In a release issued on Monday, the AAI said it has signed an agreement with External Affairs Ministry for "preparation of a Detailed Project Report for development of Palaly airport in Sri Lanka

The official said all the technical and design aspects would be covered in the DPR, which is expected to be completed in three months time.

"The AAI has developed more than 60 airports in metro and non-metro cities in India and now the AAI wants to leverage its expertise to other countries on a bigger scale," the release said.

The AAI manages more than 120 airports in different parts of the country.

  Comments - 28

  • Mandayan Tuesday, 18 September 2018 11:49 AM

    The roof of Chennai International Airport collopased 78 times so far and continuing. Please don’t do a poor quality job. Do well or leave it!!

    Scooby Doo Tuesday, 18 September 2018 03:48 PM

    Palaly should be developed soon but I wonder why India is trying to develop it? I have seen at many places where India throws suggestions to Sri Lanka just like giving suggestion to another state of India.

    lkboy Tuesday, 18 September 2018 11:57 AM

    What will Wimal say?

    Ravi Tuesday, 18 September 2018 12:14 PM

    Bloody Indians must be thinking that Palali air port belongs to them.

    Ceylon Tuesday, 18 September 2018 12:20 PM

    Whoever do, let to do and develop.airport cant take back to india.let develop.

    Rohan Tuesday, 18 September 2018 01:39 PM

    With your poor English you always criticise the Sri Lankan government.But when the government is allowing the Indians to do work here,you say it is okay.

    Ceylon Tuesday, 18 September 2018 06:59 PM

    Poor english due to banda stoped english education for poor children and sent his children to europe for their education from poor peoples money.sorry for not in line with your queen's english.

    Mm Tuesday, 18 September 2018 08:09 PM

    You must be Indian origin

    OPEN SKY Tuesday, 18 September 2018 12:45 PM

    Now no need to airdrop parripu - can now land easily.

    Mm Tuesday, 18 September 2018 12:45 PM

    Why the heck is everything given to Tom, Dick and harry to do ??? Can’t Sri Lanka do anything by our selves anymore ???

    Maru Tuesday, 18 September 2018 01:21 PM


    Dee Tuesday, 18 September 2018 01:39 PM

    Try getting someone locally to do a basic job of work? Without you having to do it yourself or abandoning the job halfway!

    Mandayan Tuesday, 18 September 2018 02:15 PM

    Can’t even serve quality cashew nuts to the first citizen of the nation. That’s all your honour!!

    Ceylon Tuesday, 18 September 2018 02:18 PM

    Srilankans cant do.thats why giving to others.what srilankans did last 70 years ?.

    Protest 365 Tuesday, 18 September 2018 04:23 PM

    only one thing “ Protest 365”

    Ex Police Tuesday, 18 September 2018 01:33 PM

    I served in the Jaffna Police in 1987 and I saw the decimation of Jaffna by the Indian Army. What do the Jaffna Tamils think about the Indians developing the Palaly Air Port.

    MORE TO THINK Tuesday, 18 September 2018 06:29 PM

    In fact the jaffna girls will have much to say on the meticulous body searches of what the indian calls their javans.

    Ranjith Tuesday, 18 September 2018 07:44 PM

    Dear Ex Police, it is true the IPKF destroyed entire Jaffna peninsula in indiscriminate shelling and mass human rights violations, especially the Jaffna hospital massacre and VVT massacre. The atrocities Indians done in North and East cannot be forgotten easily. But, what happened since the Indians left is much bigger and more devastating in terms of human lives and destruction of the land. But no one talks about it. It is much easier for us to talk about other's wrong doings and not about ours.

    Jaffna students Wednesday, 19 September 2018 07:59 AM

    We do not want the Killers and Abductors coming back to “help” us to improve theAirport.

    Zub Tuesday, 18 September 2018 01:55 PM

    Why do Indians like Palali Airport why not they do up our central bus stand or the Fort Railway station

    OUT Tuesday, 18 September 2018 06:31 PM


    Tom Jones Tuesday, 18 September 2018 02:19 PM

    Sri Lankan’s cannot do any job because they are commission kakas, and paga Maruwas. They can only run kassippu dens, heroin clubs and brothel houses.

    Sumal Tuesday, 18 September 2018 02:22 PM

    Thanks Wimal for your comment.

    Lokka Tuesday, 18 September 2018 03:46 PM

    They develop the airport because North of this country will soon be a part of India

    hans perlee Tuesday, 18 September 2018 06:52 PM

    The North will belong to India and the rest of the country to China.

    Gemba's appa Tuesday, 18 September 2018 06:41 PM

    Will they be digging? If so watch out. They might hide things to use later.

    hans perlee Tuesday, 18 September 2018 06:49 PM

    Can we do nothing our self? Do we really need India or China for everything?

    raman Wednesday, 19 September 2018 08:43 AM

    All you patriotic idiots on this forum: Don't you know that practically everything in this country was built by foreigners?? Katunayaka, Ratmalana and all the airfields were built by the RAF. All the ports are foreign-built. The railways and main roads are all foreign built. So what else is new?

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