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The construction of the Mattala International Airport has been delayed due to the non availability of a particular type of Bitumen used for the laying of the runway.

Due to the shortage the work schedule is slated to be changed, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) sources said. The government expects to open the country’s second international airport by the end of 2011 and the three kilometer long tarmac is scheduled to be completed by March, 2011.

Meanwhile, Petroleum Resources Minister Susil Premajayantha today called a special progress review meeting at his ministry to assess the situation on learning the issue. (SAJ)

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  • AVLIS Tuesday, 09 November 2010 09:35 AM

    SO WE WILL NOT SEE IT ON THE 19TH ?

    Bituseal Tuesday, 09 November 2010 09:48 AM

    malasekera !

    Manil Tuesday, 09 November 2010 09:52 AM

    Why everything is in Hambantota?????????? If this Air port was constructed in Anuradhapura area, everybody would have benefited.

    Show me the Money! Tuesday, 09 November 2010 10:00 AM

    Short of Bitumen or funds, hope China will grant another big one soon.

    Fayad Tuesday, 09 November 2010 10:00 AM

    A little delay should not be a big Issue, we srilankan love to see the negative side, most of the time
    Think positively regarding national issues

    Smart Aleck Tuesday, 09 November 2010 10:04 AM

    No! Only the ship that is outside will sail into the Harbour with sirens blaring.

    Smart Aleck Tuesday, 09 November 2010 10:05 AM

    Award a Deshamanya to the project planners.

    Lam Tuesday, 09 November 2010 10:21 AM

    why do they use bitumen still they shuld use concrete, as they use it for road construction

    TERRENCE B. DE SILVA Tuesday, 09 November 2010 10:28 AM

    SURELY THE PRACTICE IS TO HAVE CALLED FOR AT LEAST THREE TENDERS FOR THE SUPPLY OF THIS BITUMEN AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF THIS PROJECT WHAT WENT WRONG & WHY AT THIS STAGE???

    the under taker Tuesday, 09 November 2010 10:28 AM

    THIS IS AN ANOTHER ( HELPING HAMBANTOTA PROJECT) OR (HELPING MATARA PRJOJECT)???

    KD Tuesday, 09 November 2010 10:49 AM

    Look, an engineer specialized in airport constructions.

    ampare son Tuesday, 09 November 2010 05:46 PM

    when next my vaccation i am coming via hambanthota. thats easy for me more than katunayaka.

    seruvila Tuesday, 09 November 2010 05:50 PM

    I am proud to be sri lanken.

    Mallie Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:14 AM

    The plan is to shift all sacred entities including stupas to Hambantota

    Mallie Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:16 AM

    SL: Calling Iran, calling, calling can you assist us SOS SOS

    Iran: I can not here..please call China or India ..over & out

    Sri lankan Tuesday, 09 November 2010 06:50 PM

    I agree with Ruwan, As long as it is in sri lanka,what is the problem.we should be thankful to the president for the all the development being done in sri lanka.

    willows Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:16 AM

    this is to help each other???

    Raj Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:33 AM

    we need a airport in middle of the country. if some one from Jaffna he have to travel to this Airport more than 600 Km.if it is in Dambulla area will be for good for everyone.slowly Colombo airport will closed or very less plane will arrive.we have per day arrivel not more than 30 .for this we don´t need such big second airport& not in Hambantota.

    Smart Aleck Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:13 PM

    Are the Katunayake and Hambantota airports in different climatic regions? If not, why do you need two international airports in the same climatic region of a poor country like Sri Lanka?

    priyantha.eu Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:57 AM

    baila.......when is start new parliment in hambantota

    Athula Ranasinghe Tuesday, 09 November 2010 12:05 PM

    are they talking about PMB (Polymer Modified Bitumin)?

    gamarala Wednesday, 10 November 2010 02:29 AM

    Please expidite the work. Aeroplanes are in the sky goining round and round till it completes. BIA also having a tight trafic. What a country

    Dee Tuesday, 09 November 2010 01:54 PM

    Must be having only one No?

    patriot Tuesday, 09 November 2010 01:55 PM

    I wish as soon as possible finish this project.

    patriot Tuesday, 09 November 2010 01:57 PM

    Hambanthota good for second capital.

    Jumbuli Jumba Tuesday, 09 November 2010 09:25 AM

    Surely, there should be more than one suppliers of Bitumen in the world. If one failed, should explore the possibility of obtaining elsewhere? Otherwise, how to meet the deadline?

    Ruwan Tuesday, 09 November 2010 02:06 PM

    guys, at least its in SL, be happy, nobody else initiated these elsewhere before..
    there were, presidents, prime ministers in Gampaha from both SLFP and UNP, what have they done?

    Maidan Tuesday, 09 November 2010 09:32 AM

    Is it only the reason?

    Minnal Sri Tuesday, 09 November 2010 02:12 PM

    When are we moving the Parliament and the President House to Hambantota? Can we set up a fund called "SAVE HAMBANTOTA" fund?


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