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Govt. to waive flight landing, parking fee from Dec. 26 to Jan.11, 2021

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The Government had approved the proposal to waive off  landing and parking fee for the period from December 26 to January 19, 2021, Co-cabinet spokesman Dr. Ramesh Pathirana said.

Addressing the weekly cabinet briefing at the Information Department, he said the decision was taken to encourage the international airlines to operate flights to Sri Lanka.

He said measures have been taken to open the airports in the country from December 26 to January 19, 2021 as per the health recommendations.

The airports will be opened as a pilot project in view to attract tourists from overseas.

Moreover, Dr. Ramesh Pathirana said the decision was taken to attract airlines to Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA), Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) and Colombo International Airport Ratmalana. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • Antidora Tuesday, 22 December 2020 11:50 AM

    So are you bringing people from U.K. with new virulent virus strain??? When all other countries including India is not!!!!

    S Fernando Tuesday, 22 December 2020 12:03 PM

    Good for the airlines that the "family" owns.

    CFT Tuesday, 22 December 2020 12:33 PM

    How about the visa fees for expatriates and foreigners?

    Tourist Tuesday, 22 December 2020 01:42 PM

    WE STAY AT HOME

    A380 Tuesday, 22 December 2020 05:00 PM

    Govt need to remove USD65 passenger levy if they are to attract tourists

    Rohan Tuesday, 22 December 2020 05:05 PM

    Government cannot find money to pay existing loans but these illiterate ministers cutting off the income of landing fees and inviting for more COVID issues.

    Buddhist Tuesday, 22 December 2020 07:14 PM

    So Daisy Achchi is going to pay for the loss of revenue to the airports?

    Hemantha Senanayake Tuesday, 22 December 2020 07:59 PM

    Sounds very arbirtary and ill conceived


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