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A group of wealthy tourists arrived at the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) last afternoon for a three-day excursion of Sri Lanka, Airport Manager Upali Kalansuriya said. Speaking to the Daily Mirror, he said 247 passengers had arrived for sight seen in Hambantota.

The tourists were arrived from Singapore by chartered Airbus A 340, he said. “The flight landed at MRIA at 1.07 p.m. and scheduled to leave for Uzbekistan at 3.30 a.m on Thursday,” he said. A rousing welcome was accorded at the MRIA. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)


  Comments - 15

  • ANTON Tuesday, 27 November 2018 08:09 AM

    "SANTA CLAUSE IS COMING TO TOWN .............."

    Moiez Tuesday, 27 November 2018 11:23 AM

    Just a show.

    soorapappa Tuesday, 27 November 2018 11:38 AM

    wealthy tourists or a group of retirees on pension whose tour operator decided to land the chartered flight in MRIA due to lower ground handling fees and shortage of parking slots in BIA.

    tin tin Tuesday, 27 November 2018 06:20 PM

    look at the bags they carry the cheapest stufffor sure they are nit wealthy

    Maru Tuesday, 27 November 2018 11:43 AM

    Ask MR to go welcome them! His a white elephant him self.

    Lankan Tuesday, 27 November 2018 12:44 PM


    Terminator> Tuesday, 27 November 2018 01:25 PM

    Once in a blue moon I think.

    Ikarus Tuesday, 27 November 2018 02:18 PM

    Is there a sending off too? In Germany they are still building an international airport in Berlin. We should consult MR.

    gamaya Tuesday, 27 November 2018 02:25 PM

    and this is national news?.More like middle class retiree tourists arrive for a very short stint.Wealthy tourists come in their own planes and their planes do not leave after dropping them off

    By the way Tuesday, 27 November 2018 06:33 PM

    The poor wealthy group concedes blisters - luggage service missing. Recover well!

    Will Tuesday, 27 November 2018 06:36 PM

    They were here around 14 hours,so tourist board could arrange them to see something like Thissamahara,kirinda,yala or near by bird sanctuary, and try to invite more tours like this in future

    Watch tower Tuesday, 27 November 2018 09:07 PM

    Was it not already a bird and wildlife sanctuary?

    Sambo Tuesday, 27 November 2018 06:44 PM

    They should also have been given a side seen in the parliament where the worlds best two legged animals live.

    T Tuesday, 27 November 2018 07:51 PM

    If you have white skin , they think they're wealthy !How stupid are those people !And Such a grand welcome for WHAT ??Embarrassing , also very sad .

    Sunil Perera Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10:03 AM

    Only wealthy people can land there.

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