Thu, 30 Mar 2023 Today's Paper

SL invited to send first flight to upgraded Kushinagar Airport: Indian HC


10 August 2020 12:06 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}



Conveying a message from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay has informed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa that India would like Sri Lanka to send the first international flight to the newly upgraded Kushinagar Airport, the Prime Minister’s Media Division said yesterday.  

The High Commissioner has made the invitation when he called on Prime Minister Rajapaksa last afternoon at Temple Trees to convey his best wishes following the victory at the recently-concluded Parliamentary Election.   

In June this year, the Indian Government took the decision to declare the Kushinagar Airport in Uttar Pradesh an International Airport. This is particularly significant to Sri Lanka’s Buddhist pilgrims since the airport is located near a number of sites sacred to Buddhists, the Prime Minister’s Media Division said in a statement.   

High Commissioner Baglay said that Prime Minister Modi is keen on promoting Buddhism, and has placed a “specific focus” on initiating related projects, not only in the area of tourism but also other sectors such as archaeology.   Prime Minister Rajapaksa expressed condolences to all those impacted by the Air India crash that has so far killed 18 people.   

He also said he was happy to receive Prime Minister Modi’s call yesterday, even before the final results were declared.    Commenting on the election results, the High Commissioner has said, “It was clear as the sunrise. With your blessings, we look forward to moving forward.”     


  • In June this year, the Indian Government took the decision to declare the Kushinagar Airport in Uttar Pradesh an international airport


  Comments - 0

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

Import of South Indian eggs: Sri Lanka walks on Indian eggshells

With the increase in egg prices the government decided to import eggs to regu

Wokeism: Is it destructive, or are you afraid of change? A response

In order to critically discuss a movement, we must first understand its etymo

Defeat in Ananthapuram Battle denoted the LTTE’s end

Many battles were fought during the long war between the Sri Lankan armed for

Wokeism: A Weapon of Mass Destruction?

When can one say they’ve had enough of being in a state of ‘wokeness’ a