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Royal NZ military aircraft lands at Mattala

9 August 2018 08:12 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A Royal New Zealand Air Force military C-130 aircraft landed at the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) this morning for refuelling and for crew resting, Airport Manager Upali Kalansuriya said.

He said there were 15 crew members in the craft.

It arrived at the MRIA from Indonesia and had scheduled to leave for Dubai tomorrow morning, he said.

Earlier, the world’s largest cargo aircraft Antonov AN-225 Mriya and the world’s second largest cargo plane Antonov AN-124 Ruslan landed at MRIA for refuelling and crew rest. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 13

  • Pradeep Thursday, 09 August 2018 08:30 PM


    Ceylon Thursday, 09 August 2018 08:44 PM

    Srilanka population 21 million.per capita income $4000.look at new zealand,population 3 million.per capita income $ 25,000 plus.its not industrial country,its main life line is agriculture and milk.learn from the successfull world how they zealand help other countries including poor srilanka.

    Rohan Friday, 10 August 2018 01:39 PM

    New Zealand is ranked number 1 as least corrupt country in the world by transparency international. Shows how far a country and its people can go without corruption.

    Ravi bandara Thursday, 09 August 2018 08:54 PM

    Cowards who did not step our shores when we were in trouble at war now streaming. Go away. We don’t need you now.

    Mm Thursday, 09 August 2018 09:19 PM

    You moron.why would they risk their lives

    John Friday, 10 August 2018 10:42 AM

    Those who did try and stop the carnage you disparage. Who would hekp a sri lankan, knowing they will only kick them in the future?

    Dee Friday, 10 August 2018 01:23 PM

    Ravi- if cowards like these don't at least land here to take a leak and refuel, there won't be any point in having even a Watchman at your great kings airport

    old codger Thursday, 09 August 2018 09:34 PM

    Wow! Is this news? Even the SLAF has a C-130.

    Shane Friday, 10 August 2018 10:12 AM

    Of course it is NEWS.......Even if a crow SHITS in Mattala it is news for this Airport. Thsi brings the Total number of Aircraft for August landing in Mattala to TWO- Hurray!!

    indika Friday, 10 August 2018 11:31 AM

    all are missing the point. Government should work towards popularizing Maththala as a transit hub for this type of landings. and one day you will realize there are lot of air crafts landing. this is the way you work towards a common goal.our stupid politicians does not want to make it happen as then they think credit goes to other side. as long as these guys have such stupid attitude sri lanka will never progress.

    dingiri Friday, 10 August 2018 02:16 PM

    We need a positive headline. How about. Air traffic into Rajapakse Mattala Airport increases by 100%?

    Cobra Friday, 10 August 2018 06:13 PM

    How about mechanixcal jumbos competng with real jumbos at Mattala?

    Aslam Friday, 10 August 2018 03:18 PM

    A plane landing in an Airport in Sri Lanka is a head line news, who is crazy me or media?

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