Financial News from Sri Lanka: In the near future, Sri Lanka will start flights from Ratmalana to three main areas-Mattala, Palali, and Batticaloa, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Arjuna Ranatunga told the media.
During an inspection tour around Palali Airport’s development site, he said preference and economic aid would be provided to local businesses to run national flights. He also said that if a national airline does not have flights to reach the breakeven point, the state would even go as far as charging for some of the vacant passenger seats.
“The government would spend over Rs. 3 billion to turn Palali to an international airport from a regional airport, originally running flights to India’s regional airports. The minister said an international airport would be prepared by October 10 and international flight services would start from October 16, 2019. “He said the North’s individuals would get more work possibilities while the area’s tourism would also receive a significant boost.
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