Katunayake international airport to be shut down at night

[TamilNet, Thursday, 03 May 2007, 19:36 GMT]
The Katunayake International Airport, the main airport in the island is to be shut down for civilian air traffic during nights between 10.30 p.m. till 4:30 am from May 10, according to Sri Lanka's civil aviation sources. The restriction is being instituted as a temporary security measure and no passenger planes will be allowed to land or leave between these hours

The Sri Lanka government has taken this precautionary measure to prevent any major disaster following aerial attacks carried out by the Thamileelam Air Force (TAF) in recent months.

The new arrangement starts in a week giving sufficient time for the affected airlines to reschedule their flight times.


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