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Passengers using the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) were requested to be present at the airport five hours prior to the departure time, Deputy Transport Minister Ashoka Abeysinghe said.

The main runway at the BIA will be closed for renovation daily for three months from today from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.

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  • Aiyoo Yahapalanaya Friday, 06 January 2017 10:42 AM

    Who is responsible for this?? What a hassle for people.

    Killa Friday, 06 January 2017 10:56 AM

    If the runway is not renovated a major accident is bound to happen.

    Killa Friday, 06 January 2017 10:58 AM

    SESMA once recomended to build a second runway for BIA without building the MRIA. If MR listed this could have been averted

    Kasunsiri Gunaratne Friday, 06 January 2017 11:03 AM

    Who is responsible for this?? , Who else its Mahinda Rajapaksha . He should have repaired this .

    dham Friday, 06 January 2017 11:08 AM

    Why cant divert all flights to MR airport all passengers would be welcome by his kingdom. via DM Android App

    kumara alwis Friday, 06 January 2017 11:11 AM

    Alos based on teh "TRANSIT HUB' concept, cant have a second runaway far away as Mattala.

    ceylon. Friday, 06 January 2017 11:17 AM

    lanka need another international airportin in a jungle but important city like trincomalee. via DM Android App

    Reader Friday, 06 January 2017 12:43 PM

    Minister said on TV that those airlines refused to go to Mattala.

    richard Friday, 06 January 2017 12:57 PM

    just clam down, it just a renovation not selling to china. Jesus whatz wrong with you people in this country...

    reader Friday, 06 January 2017 01:11 PM

    err... do you mean who is responsible for the runaway renovations? IT IS A NECESSARY STEP FOR SAFETY!!!


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