Monthly inbound flights reduced by 300: MR

25 May 2019 12:31 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said that the number of monthly inbound flights at the Bandaranaike International Airport has been reduced by 300.  

Making a statement in parliament, he said artistes including film directors who had made movies for Vesak and those who were planning to put up pandals and other decorations for Vesak have also been affected.

Therefore, Mr. Rajapaksa said it was vital to have an overall economic management package to help those economically affected by the current crisis.

“The Easter Sunday attacks have delivered a blow to the economy other than killing a large number of people. The SMEs, self-employed, bus owners and three-wheeler owners have been affected as a result of this tragedy. Some have found themselves in a a fresh crisis as they are unable to pay loan installments. Fines have been added to the debt installments,” Mr. Rajapaksa said. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 5

  • Arnold Saturday, 25 May 2019 01:20 PM

    All politicians in the government AND the opposition are concerned about their well being ONLY. They don't care if the country goes to the dogs.

    Anmanpan Saturday, 25 May 2019 01:21 PM

    Sorry man, this Vesak was the best seen in decades. No traffic jams in front of pandals, damsalas and temples. No loud music at every junction. The pandals, ah! what do they depict and do people study them, no, just the colored lights. In a nut shell, this vesak was the best in decades for me.

    Borat Saturday, 25 May 2019 01:31 PM

    Thanks to you and family

    Cluless Saturday, 25 May 2019 02:06 PM

    Lending institutions should have a legalised way of treating customers impacted by financial hardship. Not sure whether we have a proper framework.

    Dulan de Silva Sunday, 26 May 2019 11:34 AM

    You must be one happy man

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