Thursday, July 19, 2018

Airport Authority Asked To Submit Plan To Operate Sri Lankan Airport

Colombo: Sri Lanka has asked the Airport Authority of India to submit its business plan for operating the country's loss-making Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in southern Hambantota, Sri Lanka's Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva told his country's parliament today.

The minister's remarks came in response to the Opposition's question asking the government to disclose the details of the deal.

The $210 million facility, 241-km south-east of Colombo, is dubbed the "world's emptiest airport".

The airport was officially opened in March 2013. The only international flight operating from there was halted in May due to recurrent losses and flight safety issues.
The Mattala Airport was built with high interest commercial loans from China.
19/07/18 PTI/NDTV