Several flights scheduled to depart and arrive at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), from 8.00 am to 12.00 pm today has been delayed, due to a missile test in the Indian airspace.
Sri Lanka Air Traffic Controllers'association (SLATCA) Vice President Tharindu Gajadeera said the Indian government had informed the Sri Lankan official to refrain from using the airspace in Sri Lankan Eastern region during the time because of “launch and experiment of flight vehicle in India”.
He said, the passenger flights UL 346, UL 308 and UL 314 scheduled to departure to Jakarta, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur this morning were delayed.(Chathuranga Pradeep and T.K.G. Kapila)