Airports in Palaly, Ratmalana, Batti to be named international airports

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The domestic airports in Palaly, Ratmalana and Batticaloa are to be named as international airports, the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation said.

The Palaly Airport is to be renamed as the ‘Jaffna International Airport’ after a proposal presented by Transport and Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunga received the approval of the Cabinet of Ministers.0

Developing Palaly Airport, which was maintained as a domestic airport, as a regional and international airport commenced in July this year under the patronage of Minister Ranatunga.

The developmental activities of the airport are set to be concluded by next Thursday (10), a Government statement said yesterday.

Meanwhile, the Ratmalana and Batticaloa domestic airports will also be renamed as international airports.

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