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MRIA nets sound revenue up to Nov. 2020: Prasanna Ranatunga

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Sri Lanka’s second international airport in Mattala had earned a total revenue of Rs. 445,319,656 since the day it was opened up to November 2020, Minister of Aviation Prasanna Ranatumnga told Parliament yesterday.

He said 10,206 aircraft have used the airport during the given period, while 58,651 passengers have arrived, and 73,513 have departed since the date on which the airport was opened up to November 2020.

Also the Minister informed that successful talks have been held with an investor to open duty free shops, a cargo handling unit, while plans are afoot to construct a free trade zone near the airport. “These developments will make the airport economically lucrative,” the Minister said.

He said only US$190 million has been borrowed from China, whereas a sum of US$247 million has been spent to construct the airport. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Lumbini Thursday, 08 April 2021 09:01 AM

    After servicing loans and other expenditures to run the airport, is there any profit sir?

    Ting Tong Thursday, 08 April 2021 09:02 AM

    Pandemic has been a blessing in disguise for MRIA... all Charters and repatriation flights were purposely diverted to it to ensure all govt connected hoteliers make money... lets see if it continues post pandemic

    Ting Tong Thursday, 08 April 2021 09:02 AM

    Pandemic has been a blessing in disguise for MRIA... all Charters and repatriation flights were purposely diverted to it to ensure all govt connected hoteliers make money... lets see if it continues post pandemic

    Ting Tong Thursday, 08 April 2021 09:02 AM

    Pandemic has been a blessing in disguise for MRIA... all Charters and repatriation flights were purposely diverted to it to ensure all govt connected hoteliers make money... lets see if it continues post pandemic

    Justin Karunapala Thursday, 08 April 2021 09:39 AM

    Good show Sir... by the way, hope as per your report Mythiripala Sirisena will have to be behind bars, Correct???

    Mangala Saranapala Thursday, 08 April 2021 09:40 AM

    You did it.... Congratulations.

    GGT Thursday, 08 April 2021 10:08 AM

    Previous CORRUPT govt. showed artificial loss in the Mattala Airport income and shared huge sums, POCKETING among RANIL

    Ting Tong Thursday, 08 April 2021 11:36 AM

    Yah, you purposely diverted most repatriation flights and Charters to MRIA, just to keep the airport alive. Lets see what happens after the pandemic

    Soma srikanthan Thursday, 08 April 2021 03:18 PM

    The truth is, it is the lost revenue from Katunayake Airport


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