Measures to re-open MRIA for air traffic again

The Government would relook at reopening the Mattala International Airport (MRIA) for both local and international air traffic, Board Member of Airport and Aviation, Tilak Weerasinghe said.
Speaking to the ‘Daily News Business,’ he said that although the Airport was abandoned by the previous government, infrastructure that was built is world class and is still in good condition. “Due to the non use of the Airport, the outskirts of the Airport were overgrown with weeds and now they are being cleared.”

Weerasinghe, a successful entrepreneur with over 30 years’ experience in the travel and tourism field, further said that the airstrip is built to accommodate large A380 aircraft. “We would talk to international airlines once again to woo them to operate flights to Sri Lanka.”