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MRIA to be revamped by ICAO

MRIA to be revamped by ICAO

• ICAO ready to provide proposals to revamp MRIA
• “A country like Sri Lanka needs a 2nd airport.
• I inspected the MRIA and it could be developed in a lucrative manner.
• We are ready to provide proposals in this regard,” he said
• A ministry statement had quoted Mr. Aliu as having said that Sri Lankan Aviation service was of higher standard when compared with other South Asian countries with regard to service standards.
• “Sri Lankan aviation services are conducted successfully according to international civil aviation agreements,” he added.

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Chairman Olumuyiwa Barnard Aliu yesterday assured that they were ready to provide proposals to convert the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) in Mattala into a lucrative 2nd airport in Sri Lanka.

He expressed these views after he called on Civil Aviation and Transport Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva at the ministry on Friday.

Meanwhile, the minister said the Government was in the process of receiving proposals from both local and international investors to revamp the MRIA and that several discussions were continuing on this matter.

OSL Take

Increased numbers in tourism calls for another international airport, and ICAO’s help to turn MRIA in to a commercially viable airport is a great move indeed.

Sri Lanka no longer caters only to budget travelers and high-spenders are increasing their visitations to the island and international hotel chains are opening branches in the island to grab their room spending.

The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau is constantly conducting roadshows in potential markets to get their attention to the Serendib Island, and improved services are winning the hearts of visitors as the country is on a march to make a unique identity for the island as one of the best tropical holiday destinations.

OSL is inviting overseas investors to partner us in constructing high-end tourist hideouts with our local reach and sector expertise.

Feel free to call the biz-friendly OSL Team to learn more now.

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