The much-anticipated Annual General Meeting of the Pacific Travel Asia Association (PATA) will be held at the Jetwing Blue Hotel, Negombo,
The reconstructed main runway of the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) was declared open at 12.37 p.m today.
Newly purchased aircraft UL-1162 which arrived from Trivandrum, India was the first to land on the renovated runway, which has the capacity to accommodate large aircrafts such as the A-380.
Civil Aviation and Transport Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva and Deputy Minister Ashok Abeysinghe were present at the opening ceremony.
The airport’s main runway was closed for renovations on January 6 and was open for business each night for eight hours (from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.).
The UDS 50 million project, widened the runway from 65 meters to 75 meters and fitted in a LED lighting system enabling the airport to operate even under severe weather conditions, the Ministry said. (Daily mirror)
Ravindra Vimal Jayewardene, better known as Ravi Jayewardene, the son of Sri Lanka's first Executive President, J. R. Jayewardene, passed away aged 80 at his residence in Colombo yesterday.