The SriLankan Air UL 206 flight which was scheduled to land at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake was diverted to Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) this morning due to adverse weather, the BIA Duty Manager said.
He said the flight arrived from Muscat International Airport, Oman and it was scheduled to land at BIA at 4.45a.m but due to bad weather it was diverted and landed at MRIA at 5.22a.m.
“There was no clear view of the runway to land aircraft at BIA,” the Duty manager said.
"At the time of diverting, 130 passengers were onboard. However, no one was allowed to disembark the flight. It returned to BIA at 6.47a.m. It left from MRIA at 6.20 a.m" the duty manager said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama and T.K.G. Kapila)