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Govt. open for suggestions on Mattala Airport: Eran

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Days after signing the framework agreement for restructuring the Hambantota Port, the government remains open for suggestions for the development of the Mattala International Airport, State Enterprise Development Deputy Minister Eran Wickramaratne said yesterday.

He emphasised the fact that the airport was a white elephant but however the government hoped to consider business propositions rather than developing it as an international airport.

“We are still in the search mode. We have no concrete partners yet,” the deputy minister said. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Naazir Nizam Sunday, 18 December 2016 02:39 PM

    If its not economical to be used as an international Airport, The Best Choice is making use of the airport Premises as a MRO ( Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) of Aircraft's. Most of the Major Airliners would be interested, Which in return would make more job opportunities available for lankans and give the Lankan Youths a better opportunity to grow in Aviation Field .

    Madiya Saturday, 17 December 2016 10:13 AM

    Ah! I do not expect this from a respectable politician like you. You lame boss goes to China and make deals or agreements and now you want suggestions. My suggestion is if you can not mange this crisis just GO! and NOW!

    Barney Saturday, 17 December 2016 10:30 AM

    How about using it as a school? But the graduating pilots need to sign a bond..

    upi Saturday, 17 December 2016 11:50 AM

    Madina remember this airport is a white elephant and good to store paddy.put on your thinking cap.

    Sincere Saturday, 17 December 2016 01:22 PM

    OOh my.. Did I waste my preferential vote?

    amir Saturday, 17 December 2016 02:09 PM

    Why can,t we give this airport as gift to Rajapakses family for the work he has done our country.


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