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The SriLankan flight UL 405 which was scheduled to land at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake was diverted to Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) this evening due to adverse weather, the BIA Duty Manager said.

He said the flight which arrived from Bangkok was diverted due to severe thunderstorms and showers in Katunayake this evening.

The flight was scheduled to land at the BIA at 5.10 pm but landed at MRIA at 5.50 pm, MRIA manager Upali Kalansuriya said.

However, the flight returned to the BIA at 6.51 this evening. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • Dee Wednesday, 24 October 2018 08:08 PM

    Yippee! Another aircraft landed in mattala.

    Royce Wednesday, 24 October 2018 08:25 PM

    If Matthala airport wasn't there what would have happen? It would be forced to land ?

    Shevan Thursday, 25 October 2018 07:36 AM

    Does it become news of national importance each time when an aircraft diverts to Mattala

    Lanka Thursday, 25 October 2018 05:26 PM

    Airports don't become viable in a few days months or years!SL needs two airports. India and China are prepared to buy Mattala or Hambantota ports. Are these people idiots? It is the short term greediness of Ranil and his team of bank robbers to make as much money as possible before being kicked out at the next election.

    Sil Friday, 26 October 2018 06:58 PM

    Welcome,pilots,come and see yourself,this is superb runway to land your craft, whether its big or small,don't believe our jealousy fellows remakes such as only peacock landing there or elephants block runway or its only good for store paddy,


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