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Mahinda Rajapaksa International Airport in Mattala would be turned into a joint venture between Sri Lankan Aviation Authority and Indian Aviation Authority within three months, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe came up with this information at a ceremony held to mark the inauguration of construction work of proposed oil refinery and the cement factory in Hambantota this morning.

“Sri Lankan and Indian Aviation Authorities will launch the joint venture and make the Mattala International Airport profitable within three months.

“The airport will not be used to store paddy anymore,” the Prime Minister said.

Oman Minister of Oil and Gas Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhi said he was happy and excited about the oil refinery project in Sri Lanka.

He said this project would enhance the long relationship enjoyed by the two countries.(Yohan Perera)

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  • sunil vijaya Monday, 25 March 2019 05:42 AM

    how about the bird problem? what development is bahutha talking about? you can't force airlines to land at mataya's mattala airport! if the risk of losing an aircraft and lives of people is very high.

    DJ Monday, 25 March 2019 07:13 AM

    Another sell out. Oh how would it have being, if our dear PM had one ounce of his uncle JR''s brain

    Premalal Monday, 25 March 2019 09:54 AM

    Your government cannot even guarantee uninterrupted power supply and you are talking of airports.

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 25 March 2019 10:15 AM

    Why Mahinda Rajapakse Airport, cant this airport simply called Southern International Airport


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