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A SriLankan flight which was scheduled to land at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this afternoon was diverted to the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) due to the adverse weather conditions, the MRIA duty manager said.

He said the SriLankan Air UL-190 had arrived from Dakar.

The BIA duty manager said the SriLankan flight was scheduled to land at BIA at 3.55 p.m.

"At the time of diverting, 238 passengers were on board," he added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • Tharindu Friday, 15 November 2019 07:11 PM

    Only country in the world, diverting flight is new item, if Europe to do the same they won’t have other news with amount of flights divert every day due to weather issues. Is it point we trying to make tax payers pay million $ to pay loan which we bought to make airport to divert flight now and then when weather impact

    Anmanpan Friday, 15 November 2019 07:14 PM

    I wonder why only Sri Lankan flights are diverted to Mattala and not other airlines .

    Dee Friday, 15 November 2019 09:11 PM

    Was it having some unknown cargo? Like paper.


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