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Sinister plan to paralyse BIA, says UNP

17 March 2013 10:19 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The main opposition UNP today charged that a sinister plan was under way to paralyse the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), by shifting the high-tech machinery and skilled staff to the Mattala International Airport which would be declared opened tomorrow.

United National Party (UNP) Gampaha District MP Dr. Jayalath Jayawardene told a news conference today that this action by the government to shift the staff and the machinery to Mattala would paralyse the BIA which has been Sri Lanka’s premier international airport.

The UNP MP said jobs in the Katunayake Free trade zone would also be in jeopardy through this move. He made this allegation by recalling that the Free Trade Zone was set up in its present location because it was a strategic point with the airport in the vicinity, therefore, there would be a negative effect on the country’s economy, he said.(Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 8

  • Ela Malli Sunday, 17 March 2013 10:23 AM

    Well said...but sadly the people in Sri Lanka are too obsessed trying to put down the minorities and keep appointing these racist morons to govern the counrty

    Indira Sunday, 17 March 2013 10:44 AM

    All this because of Mad voters in this country

    Srilankan Sunday, 17 March 2013 11:02 AM

    Sinister Plan to divide the country, southern terrorism.

    Mr.Bean Sunday, 17 March 2013 04:01 PM

    My Wattala backyard is suitable for an Airport.Land and take off free.All types of Airlines are welcome. If anybody interested in Building, please contact me.

    ling Sunday, 17 March 2013 04:30 PM

    Dr.Jayalath, BIA is what your LATE friends try to destroy.Now the government going to ruin it, you should be happy no.

    banda Monday, 18 March 2013 06:01 AM

    What does this tiger know about Srilanka. He will only know to betray the country at very turn.

    deshapriya Monday, 18 March 2013 07:28 AM

    banda you dont know what happens outside your shell. come out and play to findout the real thing.

    armrizwan Monday, 18 March 2013 10:46 AM

    what's wrong in it mr. Jayawardana? the whole plan is to make Hambantota as the capital of Sri Lanka. We all will have to go their soon for anything.

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