Sri Lanka to resume development of domestic airport network
Sri Lanka’s airport and aviation authorities have been instructed by the country’s Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga to resume the development work of the network of internal airports in order to facilitate the resumption of domestic flights by next month.
Accordingly, the Colombo-Jaffna scheduled flights are to resume by next month subject to strict health protocols.
Minister Ranatunga has further noted that the government of Sri Lanka was focusing on the resumption of Jaffna-Chennai direct flights.
Domestic flights from Colombo-Ratmalana Airport to Jaffna-Palaly Airport were operated twice a week before the country went into lockdown mode following the Covid 19 outbreak.
Officials have been instructed by the Minister to explore the possibility of making daily domestic flights between Colombo and Jaffna.
The government of Sri Lanka was in the process of implementing a programme to develop the country’s domestic airport network. The move is part of Sri Lanka’s overall development programme. The development of the domestic airport network is expected to support the overall expansion of Sri Lanka’s tourism industry as well as improve trade and investments. Sri Lanka is on the path to becoming a business hub in the South Asian region supported by the country’s geographical positioning in the Indian Ocean and the many trade agreements as well as concessions enjoyed by the country. Foreign businesses/investors could explore the growing opportunities in Sri Lanka, especially in the country’s development programme and tourism industry.
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