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The Diploma in Aviation Studies programme commences for the 4th intake

October 14, 2014

The inauguration of the Diploma in Aviation Studies programme for the 4th intake was held at the auditorium (1) of the CATC in the morning of 14th October 2014.Read more



Phase II Stage 2 of BIA Development Project Ceremoniously Launched

September 07, 2014

Taking Sri Lanka one more step closer to becoming an Aviation Hub as envisioned in the ‘Mahinda Chinthana – Vision for the Future’, The Phase II Stage 2 of the Project for the Development of the Bandaranaike International Airport was launched jointly by His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Prime Minster of Japan His Excellency Shinzō Abe at 1 p.m. today (7th September 2014).Read more



AASL Chairman upholds BIA's Efficiency & Productivity clarifying Airport Rankings

August 01, 2014

Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd yesterday clarified the ratings of the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), in the wake of media reports claiming that Sri Lanka's primary international airport performed poorly amidst other Asian airports according to an international survey.Read more



A.A.S.L. WEB RELEASE ON A.T.R.S. RATING OF BIA

July 30, 2014

Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd. wishes to enlighten all airport users about the ratings of the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) published by the “Air Transport Research Society (ATRS)” in their “2014 Global Airport Performance Benchmarking Report” which has been the subject of several media bulletins and web sites in the past few days. Read more



AASL Sponsorship donation to Sri Dalada Maligawa

July 28, 2014

Airport & Aviation Services (SL) Ltd (AASL) Sponsorship donation to Sri Dalada Maligawa Kandy being handed over by Vice Chairman Mr.Kamal S. Ratwatte to Diyawadana Nilame of the Sri Dalada Maligawa Mr. Pradeep Nilanga Dela Bandara.Read more



Ceremonial Opening of the Aviation Refueling Terminal and the Fuel Hydrant Facilities at MRIA

July 21, 2014

Opening of the Aviation Refueling Terminal and the Fuel hydrant Facilities at Mattala-Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) on the 22nd June 2014 by H.E. the President Mahinda Rajapakasa amidst a distinguish gathering would ensure improved capacity of Jet A-1 aviation Fuel Storage up to three million litres and aircraft re-fuelling efficiency at MRIA to be on par with any modern airport in the world. Read more



CATC Sri Lanka in the limelight at ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS 2ndCDI/STD Meeting

July 15, 2014

Ms. Kumudini Wanniarachchi, Course Development Officer of CATC Sri Lanka was the speaker in the Panel 2 of the 2nd Course Developers and Instructors Standardization (CDI/STD) Meeting of the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Programme, held at Hyderabad, Indiafrom 2 to 4 July 2014. Read more



CATC Sri Lanka becomes an ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Full Member

July 15, 2014

The Civil Aviation Training Centre – Sri Lanka, AASL’s training division was upgraded to the status of “Full Member” of the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Programme. Read more



Vesak Bathi Gee Poojopaharaya 2014

May 20, 2014

Vesak Bathi Gee Poojopaharaya 2014 organized by the Buddhist Association of AASL was held at the Arrivals Terminal on the eve of 20th May 2014 with Hon.Piyankara Jayaratne, Minister of Civil Aviation gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest. Read more



AASL Successfully Hosts CANSO Asia-Pacific Conference 2014

May 16, 2014

Airport & Aviation Services Ltd. (AASL) the national air navigation service provider in Sri Lanka successfully hosted the Asia Pacific Conference of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) for 2014 in Colombo 5th to 7th May.Read more



Awards Ceremony for Prize Winners of "BIA Christmas Shopping Festival 2013"

April 25, 2014

The Awards Ceremony was held on 25th April 2014 at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in connection with the mega seasonal promotion titled 'BIA Christmas Shopping Festival' which was conducted for the 4th consecutive year by Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited (AASL) during 01st December 2013 – 31st January 2014. Read more



New Year Traditions to the Fore at BIA

April 14, 2014

The Sinhala and Tamil New Year dawned on 14th April, 2014 at 7:37 am. The New Year traditions of lighting the hearth at the auspicious time and partaking of the first meal of Kiribath and traditional sweetmeats were observed by BIA staff together with the passengers. Read more



Rotana Jet's first flight to MRIA and CMB receives warm welcome

April 10, 2014

We are extremely delighted to announce that Rotana Jet Aviation, the Abu Dhabi-based domestic carrier, launched their first International flights to Sri Lanka on 10th April to MRIA and BIA. The first flight with almost full passengers were welcomed and greeted at Mattala Rajapakse International Airport. . Read more



CANSO APAC Conference 2014 Colombo

April 07, 2014

"AASL proudly announces its hosting of CANSO Asia Pacific Conference 2014 in Colombo during 05th - 07th May 2014 under the theme 'Enabling Safe and Sustainable Air Transport Growth in the Asia Pacific' . Read more



Celebrations to mark the 1st Anniversary of the commencement of operations at MRIA

March 18, 2014

The 1st Anniversary of the commencement of operation at the country's 2nd International Airport being the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) was celebrated on the eve of 18th March 2014. Read more



AASL ERP System goes Live...

March 17, 2014

The Enterprise Resources Planning System of AASL was officially launched by Chairman, Mr Prasanna J Wickramasuriya at a Ceremony held at BIA this morning. The project was spearheaded by the IT Division of AASL.Read more



The president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan H.E.Hamid Karzai arrived in Sri Lanka

March 05, 2014

The president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan H.E.Hamid Karzai arrived in Sri Lanka on 05th March 2014 and was welcomed by the Hon. Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne at the Bandaranaike International Airport. Mr.Prasanna J Wickramasuriya Chairman of Airport & Aviation Services (SL) Ltd,. Read more



The president of the Republic of Maldives H.E. Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, arrived in Sri Lanka

January 21, 2014

The president of the Republic of Maldives H.E. Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, arrived in Sri Lanka on 21st January 2014 and was welcomed by the Hon.Minister of External Affairs Prof.G.L.Peiris, Senior Minister Hon. A.H.M. Fowzie, Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Maldives H.E. W.W.M.R.D.S. Dela and Government officials. Read more



AASL Collects Silver at NBEA Awards 2013

November 27, 2013

AASL bagged the Runner-up Award at the recently concluded "National Business Excellence Awards - 2013" conducted by National Chamber of Commerce. Read more



Refurbished Terminal Building of Colombo Airport Ratmalana was ceremonially declared open by H.E.Mahinda Rajapaksa

November 08, 2013

Refurbished Terminal Building, VVIP Lounge, New VIP Lounge & Airport Car Park of Colombo Airport Ratmalana was ceremonially declared open by H.E.Mahinda Rajapaksa, president of Sri Lanka, on 08th November 2013. Read more



The newly reconstructed VVIP lounge of BIA was ceremonially declared open by H.E.Mahinda Rajapaksa

October 28, 2013

The newly reconstructed VVIP lounge of Bandaranaike International Airport was ceremonially declared open by H.E.Mahinda Rajapaksa, president of Sri Lanka, on 27th October 2013. Read more



The Diploma in Aviation Studies programme commences for the 3rd intake

July 30, 2013

The inauguration of the Diploma in Aviation Studies programme for the 3rd intake was held at the auditorium of the CATC in the morning of the 30th July 2013.Read more



DIPLOMA AWARD CEREMONY - 2013

July 11, 2013

The second batch of students who followed the "Diploma in Aviation Studies" programme at the Civil Aviation Training Centre (CATC) in 2012 received their Diploma on 11th July 2013 at the Awards Ceremony held at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. Chairman AASL, Mr. Prasanna J Wickramasuriya was the Chief Guest. Read more



Laying of foundation stone for the construction of the sub office of the CAA at MRIA

June 11, 2013

The foundation stone for the construction of the sub office of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka at Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport was laid under the patronage of Hon Speaker of the parliament Mr.Chamal Rajapaksa on 11th June 2013. Read more



President Mahinda Rajapaksa welcomed and hosted for lunch Uganda President Yoweri Museveni

June 04, 2013

President Mahinda Rajapaksa welcomed and hosted for lunch Uganda President Yoweri Museveni when he stopped over at Bandaranaike International Airport on 04th June 2013 en route from a trip to East Asia. Read more



The prime minister of Thailand Her Excellency Yingluck Shinawatra, arrived in Sri Lanka

May 31, 2013

The prime minister of Thailand Her Excellency Yingluck Shinawatra, arrived in Sri Lanka on 31st May 2013 and was welcomed by the Hon.Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L.Peiris, several other ministers and government officials. Read more



BIA celebrates vesak in traditional way

May 22, 2013

BIA celebrates vesak in traditional wayRead more



The Arabian Travel Market 2013 was held in Dubai

May 14, 2013

The Arabian Travel Market 2013 was held in Dubai from 6th to 9th May 2013. Promoting MRIA, Head of Marketing Mrs K. Munasinghe and CEO, MRIA Mr Derick Karunaratne participated at this event. Read more



AASL Holiday Bungalow won an award at APRIL BLOOMS Garden Show

May 08, 2013

For the second consecutive year, the garden of AASL Holiday Bungalow at Pidurutalagala has won the second place at the April Blooms Garden Show organized by the Municipal Council of Nuwara Eliya. Read more



Ethihad Airways Audit at MRIA

April 26, 2013

Mr. Ghalib Al Sharji, Regional Manager (Maldives) and Roshani Masakorala, Station Manager of Ethihad Airways visited Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport on 26th April 2013 to carry out the airport Audit.Read more



BIA Christmas Shopping Festival 2012 / 2013

April 24, 2013

For the 3rd consecutive year, all shop operators at BIA together with AASL organized a grand Christmas Shopping Festival 2012/ 2013 to inspire passengers to do shopping in the airport premises. Read more



BRITISH AIRWAYS RESUMES FLIGHTS THROUGH COLOMBO

April 15, 2013

British Airways (BA) recommenced flights to the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on 15th April, 2013 following a lapse of fifteen (15) years. BA which operated regular flights through Colombo up until the late 1990s, suspended operations due mainly to the social unrest in Sri Lanka that continued till 2009.Read more



New Year Traditions to the Fore at BIA

April 14, 2013

The Sinhala and Tamil New Year dawned on 14th April, 2013 at 1.29 AM. The dawning of the New Year opens a new chapter in Sri Lanka’s civil aviation industry with the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) now on stream.Read more



Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport declared open

March 18, 2013

The Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) was declared open by the President today (March 18) , when a special SriLankan Airlines flight carrying President Mahinda Rajapaksa landed at Sri Lanka's newest international airport.Read more



Turkish Airline stared its operations from Istanbul to Colombo

February 01, 2013

Turkish Airline stared its operations from Istanbul to Colombo today. They are operating 5 frequencies per week staring from today, 1st February 2013.Read more



Mattala International Airport is now ready for Flight operations

January 30, 2013

An A330 Aircraft from Sri Lankan fleet did a test landing at Mattala International Airport (MIA) on 29th Jan 2013 morning. The flight took off from BIA and arrived at Mattala Airport by 9:45am.Read more



Brain Storming for Strategic Planning of AASL with industry stakeholders

January 30, 2013

The Brain Storming for our company's Strategic Planning for the period of 2013-2017 was held on 10th and 11th of January at Kingsbury Hotel on the theme "Synergizing for Best Formulae in Aviation".Read more



AASL's annual report was once again recognized at ICASL's 48th Annual Reports Awards

January 28, 2013

Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd was awarded the certificate of compliance at the recently concluded ICASL Annual Report competition. This company has regularly carried away an award at this competition in the successive past years. Read more



Familiarization tour of the Media group from Washington DC

December 17, 2012

A Media group from Washington DC, led by His Excellency Jaliya Wickramasooriya, Ambassador to Sri Lanka in Washintongton DC. made a familiarization tour of the Hambantota International Airport (HIA) on 17th December 2012. Read more



Global Commerce Excellence Awards for AASL Chairman

December 14, 2012

Chairman AASL, Mr. Prasanna J Wickramasuriya was felicitated with a medal for his outstanding contributions in the commercial sector at the Global Commerce Excellence Awards ceremony held on 13th December 2012.Read more



Visit of Sri Lanka Airline Cargo Association to Maththala International Airport

December 10, 2012

Sri Lanka Airline Cargo Association visited the Maththala International Airport site with the Chairman Mr.Prasanna Wickramasuriya and the officials of the Marketing Division of AASL on 10th December 2012.Read more



AASL Collects Gold at NBEA Awards 2012

December 04, 2012

We are proud to announce that AASL has been honored by a Gold Award at National Business Excellence Awards (NBEA) 2012. This was awarded at the award ceremony conducted by National Chamber of Commerce (NCC) concluded on 04th December, 2012 at Colombo Hilton. We competed under "State Services" in this competition and NIBM was the joint Gold winner in the competed sector.Read more



The President of the Republic of Uganda H.E.Gen.Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, arrived in Sri Lanka on 12th November 2012

November 12, 2012

The President of the Republic of Uganda H.E.Gen.Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, arrived in Sri Lanka on 12th November 2012 and was welcomed by the Hon.Minister of External Affairs Prof.G.L.Peiris, Hon.Minister of Civil Aviation Piyankara Jayaratne, Chief Minister, several other Ministers and government officials. Read more



Visit of Sri Lanka Shipper's Council to Mattala International Airport

November 10, 2012

The Sri Lanka Shipper's Council visited Mattala International Airport on 10th November 2012. A group of about 50 joined the tour representing Sri Lanka Freight Forwarders Associations (SLFFA),.. Read more



Visit of Aviation Club of Stafford International School to Mattala International Airport

November 10, 2012

The Aviation Club of Stafford International School visited MattalaInternational Airport on 10th Nov. 2012. Read more



His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa made an inspection tour of the Hambantota International Airport on 19th October 2012

October 19, 2012

His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa made an inspection tour of the Hambantota International Airport (HIA) on 19th October 2012 to personally monitor the progress of the massive construction work of the emerging airport. Read more



The first test flight landed at Hambantota International Airport on 16th October 2012

October 16, 2012

The first test flight landed at Hambantota International Airport on 16th October 2012 for the purpose of calibrating the Air Navigational Aids and other related equipment. This check was carried out by the Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan with the use of a special "Beech Craft Super King 200" aircraft. The runway, Air routes and Electrical & Electronic Systems pertaining to Air Navigational services were included in the calibration process. Read more



World Routes Development Forum 2012

October 11, 2012

AASL participated at World Routes Development Forum 2012 held in Abu Dhabi during the period from 29th September till 2nd October 2012. Promoting Hambantota International Airport (HIA), AASL maintained a Stand (No. P18) at this forum in addition to the one to one meetings held with representatives of prospective Airlines for HIA. Read more



The Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha were flown to India

September 12, 2012

The Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha were flown to India on 12th September 2012 on a special Sir Lankan airlines aircraft. The VVIP lounge was beautifully decorated by the dedicated devotees of the Kiribathgoda Ghanananda Thero. All airport staff were provided with an opportunity to worship the Sacred Relics.Read more



Visit of FedEx officials to HIA

September 05, 2012

Senior officials of FedEx visited Hambantota International Airport on 5th September 2012. After the site visit on 5th, they met with Chairman, AASL on 6th at BIA for further discussions. Read more



Visit of expo Lanka Airline team to HIA

August 30, 2012

Expo Lanka Airline team, representing 05 Airlines – Air Astana, Air France-KLM, Virgin Atlantic, Royal Jordanian and Regent Airways visited Hambantota International Airport site in Mattala on 30th August 2012.Read more



The President of the Republic of Maldives H.E.Dr.Mohamed Waheed, arrived in Sri Lanka

August 23, 2012

The President of the Republic of Maldives H.E.Dr.Mohamed Waheed, arrived in Sri Lanka on 23rd August 2012 and was welcomed by the Hon.Minister of External Affairs Prof.G.L.Peiris, Hon.Minister of Civil Aviation Piyankara Jayaratne and government officials. Read more



The President of the Republic of Seychelles H.E.James Alix Michel, arrived in Sri Lanka

August 20, 2012

The President of the Republic of Seychelles H.E.James Alix Michel,arrived in Sri Lanka on 20th August 2012 and was welcomed by the Hon.Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dr.Rajitha Senaratne and government officials. Read more



Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency Award (SLNEEA) - 2012

August 20, 2012

Airport and Aviation Services(Sri Lanka) Limited has been selected as a merit certificate winner under Large Scale State Sector Buildings category for Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency Award 2012 by Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority, Ministry of Power and Energy. Read more



The Sacred Kapilavastu Relics were received

August 19, 2012

The Sacred Kapilavastu Relics were received by H.E. Mahinda Rajapakse at Bandaranaike International Airport from India's Cultural Affairs Minister Kumari Selja amidst the chanting of Seth Pirith by the Maha Sangha led by the Chief Prelates of the three Nikayas, on 19th August 2012.Read more



King Mswathi III of Swaziland and Queen Einco Shikart arrived in Sri Lanka

August 13, 2012

King Mswathi III of Swaziland and Queen Einco Shikart arrived in Sri Lanka on 13th August 2012 for a three day official visit. Read more



Group of Members of British Parliament visited Hambantota International Airport

August 05, 2012

Members of British Parliament visited Hambantota International Airport on 5th August 2012. Read more



Siththara Art Competition organized by Marketing Division of AASL

August 03, 2012

Marketing Division of AASL organized an Art Competition called “Siththara” among 32 selected schools in Hambantota, Sooriyawewa, Lunugamvehera and Tissamahara Divisional Secretariats on 3rd August 2012. The main objective of this event is to strengthen the relationship with the community in Hambantota. Read more



Grand Prize winner of BIA Christmas Shopping Festival 2011 arrives to Sri Lanka

July 27, 2012

The Grand Prize Winner – (AMW sponsored Maruti Zen estilo) of BIA Christmas Shopping Festival 2011, arrived on 27th July 2012. Mr. Chameera Priyanga was away in Qatar when he was selected as the Grand Prize Winner and his mother received the car on behalf of him. Read more



AASL Signed the Loan Agreement of Stage 2 Phase II Development Project of BIA

The Loan Agreement for the Stage 2 Phase II Development Project of Bandaranaike International Airport was signed by Mr. Prasanna J Wickramasuriya, Chairman, AASL.. Read more



Meeting with His Eminence Malcom Cardinal Ranjith at the Archbishop's House

Mr. Prasanna J Wickramasuriya, Chairman, Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited paid a courtesy call to the Archbishop of Colombo, His Eminence Malcom Cardinal Ranjith.. Read more



Sri lankan Heads of missions abroad visited HIA

July 06, 2012

Sri Lankan Heads of missions abroad consisting of a group of 70 visited Hambantota International Airport site in Mattala today (06). Read more



Tiger Airways launched flights to Sri Lanka

June 01, 2012

Singapore-based Tiger Airways, a budget carrier, started flights to Colombo.

"We are pleased to announce the launch of our direct flights between Singapore and Colombo," Stewart Adams, Managing Director of Tiger Airways Singapore said in a statement.

Read more



Members of the TAASL visited the HIA site

May 29, 2012

Members of the TRAVEL AGENTS ASSOCIATION OF SRI LANKA (TAASL), a group of about 40, visited the Hambantota International Airport with the Marketing Division of AASL on 24th May 2012. Read more



Members of the SRI LANKA ASSOCIATION OF AIRLINE REPRESENTATIVES (SLAAR) visited the Hambantota International Airport site

May 22, 2012

Members of Sri Lanka ASSOCIATION OF Airline representatives (SLAAR) visited the Hambantota International Airport site with the officials of the Marketing Division of AASL on 18th May 2012.Read more



Group Cheif Executive Officer of Air Arabia met Chairman, AASL

May 16, 2012

Mr. Adel Ali, Group Cheif Executive Officer of Air Arabia met Chairman, AASL Mr. Prasanna Wickramasuriya on 15th May 2012 to discuss their planned operations to the Hambantota International Airport. Read more



Vesak Festival

May 11, 2012

"Vesak Bethi Gee Poojopaharaya" organised by Buddhist Association of Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited held at BIA Terminal Building on 11th May 2012. Read more



The President of Palestine H.E. Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Sri Lanka

April 15, 2012

The President of Palestine H.E. Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Sri Lanka on 15th April 2012 and was welcomed by the Hon. Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Senior Minister Athauda Seneviratne and government officials. Read more



BIA Observes New Year Traditions

April 14, 2012

The Sinhala and Tamil New Year dawned on 13th April, 2012 at 7.20 PM. It is bound to be a historically important year for Sri Lanka’s civil aviation industry in that our second international airport (HIA) is due to be commissioned in Hambantota in the latter half of it.Read more



Civil Aviation Training Centre to Get a New Building

February 23, 2012

Foundation stone for the new administration building of the Civil Aviation Training Centre (CATC) at Ratmalana was ceremoniously laid by Hon. Piyankara Jayaratne MP, Minister of Civil Aviation on Thursday the 23rd February 2012.Read more



DIPLOMA IN AVIATION - AWARD CEREMONY

February 17, 2012

24 students who followed the first ever 'Diploma in Aviation Studies' Programme at the Civil Aviation Training Centre (CATC) received their Diplomas at a glittering award ceremony held at the Mount Lavinia Hotel on 15th February, 2012.Read more



Deyata Kirula 2012 development exhibition Anuradhapura-Oyamaduwa

February 04, 2012

Airport & Aviation Services (SL) Ltd. exhibited a stall at the Dayata Kirula Exhibition in Oyamaduwa Anuradhapura to coincide with the 64th Independence Celebrations.Read more



Members of the Airline Operators Committee visited the Hambantota International Airport site

January 13, 2012

Members of the Airline Operators Committee visited the Hambantota International Airport site with the Chairman Mr.Prasanna Wickramasuriya and the officials of the Marketing Division of AASL on 13th January 2012.Read more



The largest Airbus, A 380, landed at the BIA for the first time in Sri Lanka.

January 09, 2012

The largest Airbus, A 380, landed at the BIA today morning for the first time in Sri Lanka.Read more



Ushering in of New Year 2012 was ceremoniously conducted by the staff of Airport & Aviation Services (SL) Ltd

January 02, 2012

Ushering in of New Year 2012 was ceremoniously conducted by the staff of Airport & Aviation Services(SL) Ltd.Read more



The Prime Minister of state of Qatar H.E.Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani arrived in Sri Lanka

December 12, 2011

The Prime Minister of state of Qatar H.E.Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani arrived in Sri Lanka on 12th December 2011.Read more



AASL secures a Silver Award at NBEA- 2011

November 30, 2011

AASL bagged the Runner-up Award at the recently concluded "National Business Excellence Awards - 2011" conducted by National Chamber of Commerce on 30th November, 2011.The award was received by the Chairman Mr. Prasanna J Wickramasuriya at its Awards Ceremony held in Hotel Hilton, Colombo. Read more



Launching Ceremony of Silk Route-Departures

November 22, 2011

The Departure Silk Route Lounge was Ceromanailially opened on 22nd November 2011.The Chief Guest was Hon.Minister Piyankara Jayaratne, Minister of Civil Aviation.The main sponsor of the Silk Route lounge M/s Mobitel was also present at the ceremony.Read more



C.A.T.C. extends its reach to the African Continent

November 14, 2011

The Civil Aviation Training Centre (CATC) opened its programmes to the African continent with the enrolment of 5 Aeronautical Communication Officers from the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Nigeria in the “Management Development Course for Communication Officers (ICAO 179 A)” which commenced today... Read more


The newly formed Marketing Division of AASL was ceremonially opened

November 11, 2011

The newly formed Marketing Division of AASL was ceremonially opened by Chairman, AASL, Mr. Prasanna Wickramasuriya on 2011.11.11 at 10.30 am.The ceremony was attended by all HODs.Read more



The inaugural flight of Aeroflot Airlines arrived

November 02, 2011

The inaugural flight of Aeroflot Airlines arrived from Moscow on 2nd November 2011 with 183 passengers. Read more


The New Medical Centre and the Dental Unit was ceremonially opened

October 27, 2011

The New Medical Centre and the Dental Unit was ceremonially opened on 27th October 2011 by Mr.Prasanna Wickramasuriya, Chairman of Airport & Aviation Services (SL) Ltd.Read more



Ukrainian airline commences direct flights to Colombo

October 24, 2011

Achieving another remarkable milestone in Sri Lanka - Russia diplomatic relations, Ukraine's second largest air carrier, AeroSvit Airlines commenced its direct flight operations from Kiev to Colombo, with effect from October 23rd. Read more


Sri Lanka eAIP CD-ROM Launched

October 17, 2011

A ceremony to officially launch the electronic version of (CD-ROM) Sri Lanka Aeronautical Information Publication (eAIP) was held on 17th October 2011 at the CIP lounge of the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake under the patronage of Mr. Prasanna Wickramasuriya - The Chairman, Airport & Aviation Services (S.L) Ltd.Read more


Vietnam President arrives in SL

October 14, 2011

Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday on a three day visit.Read more


A group of foreign embassy diplomats visited HIA

October 06, 2011

A group of foreign embassy diplomats visited HIA on 06th October 2011. They were warmly welcomed by Mr.Prasanna Wickramasuriya Chairman of Airport & Aviation Services and the board of directors.Read more


Hon. Minister Piyankara Jayaratne visits to Rathmalana Airport

September 22, 2011

Hon. Minister of Civil Aviation Piyankara Jayaratne paid a visit to Rathmalana Airport on 22nd September 2011 to see the progress of the city airport concept.Read more


Visit of the representatives of SriLanka Freight Forwarders Association to HIA

September 07, 2011

Chairman Mr.Prasanna Wickramasuriya invited the SriLanka Freight Forwarders Association to visit the on going construction work of Hambantota International Airport.Read more



Maldives President H.E. Mohamed Nasheed arrived to Sri Lanka

August 17, 2011

Republic of Maldives President H.E. Mohamed Nasheed who arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday(16) on an official visit was welcomed by External Affairs Minister Prof.G.L. Peiris at the Bandaranaike International Airport.Read more



New Buddha statue unveiled at Bandaranaike International Airport

August 08, 2011

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on 08th August 2011 unveiled the Buddha statue located in the Transit area at the Bandaranaike International Airport and performed the first flower and oil lamp offering to the Buddha statue.Read more



Hon Minister of Civil Aviation Mr.Piyankara Jayaratne made a visit to BIA

July 26, 2011

Hon Minister of Civil Aviation Mr.Piyankara Jayaratne made a visit to Bandaranaike International airport on 26th July 2011. Read more



PROMOTION OF "AIRPORT EXPRESS" LUXURY TRAIN

June 25, 2011

Taking one step further in promoting tourism in Sri Lanka, Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited (AASL) is making arrangements to offer the use of the "Airport Express" Luxury Train to other destinations in the country, which is now operating between BIA and Colombo Secretariat Station daily, providing transport to passengers arriving and departing through BIA. Read more



New terminal opened at Bandaranaike International Airport

May 28, 2011

Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa inaugurated the new passenger terminal at the Bandaranaike International Airport recently. Read more



"Wesak Suwa Dansala" For Poor and Needy

May 25, 2011

A medical camp was organised in view of the wesak festival and Sambudda Jayanthi, in Polwatte Tempel, Pannipitiya recently. Read more



President unveiled Samadhi Buddha statue at BIA

May 30, 2011

President Mahinda Rajapaksa unveiled the Samadhi Buddha statue erected at the Katunayake International Airport premises parallel to the Sambuddhathva Jayanthi commemoration on 29th may 2011. Read more



Foundation stone for Mattala airport passenger terminal lays today

April 25, 2011

The foundation stone for the construction of the main passenger terminal building at the Mattala airport will be laid by Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa today. Read more



President returns with Hair Relics of Buddha

April 21, 2011

President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to the country after a successful three day official visit to Bangladesh with the Sacred Hair Relics of the Buddha donated by Bangladesh. Read more



Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) Celebrates the dawn of New Year

April 15, 2011

The Sinhala and Tamil New Year dawned on 14th April, 2011 at 1.01 p.m.. The dawning of the New Year takes place at a significant time when Sri Lanka, The Wonder of Asia, has launched a Major tourism drive through the "Visit Sri Lanka 2011" programme. Read more



CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FESTIVAL CONDUCTED AT DEPARTURE/TRANSIT AREA

April 04, 2011

After successful completion of the Shopping Festival, the raffle draw was held on 18th January 2011 and five winners were selected for the five grand prizes offered under the Shopping Festival Raffle Draw. The ceremony for distribution of prizes of the raffle draw was held on 23rd March 2011 BIA and Mr. Prasanna Wickramasuriya, Chairman, AASL.. Read more



AASL signs an MOU with SriLankan Airlines

March 31, 2011

Chairman of Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd., Mr. Prasanna J. Wicramasuriya and the Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines Limited Mr. Manoj Gunawardena signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).. Read more



AASL CHAIRMAN INAUGURATES THE "DIPLOMA IN AVIATION"

March 15, 2011

AASL Chairman, Mr. Prasanna J Wickramasuriya was the Chief Guest at the simple and elegent inauguration ceremony of the "Diploma in Aviation" on 11th March 2011 at the Civil Aviation Training Centre. Read more



Construction of access roads to the Airport has now begun

March 14, 2011

The Second International Airport at Hambantota is a pledge given in the Mahinda Chinthana Extended Version. This dream is now becoming a reality. At the same time the rebuilding of 13 domestic airports within the country has commenced. All these activities come under the mega development programme. Read more



A Sapling of the Anuradhapura Sri Maha Bodhiya was gifted

February 18, 2011

A Sapling of the Anuradhapura Sri Maha Bodhiya was gifted to the Mahabodhi Sangamaya by H.E. The President on 14th February 2011 at the Temple Trees which was flown to Buddhagaya on 16th February 2011 under the patronage of most Ven. Walamitiyawe Kusaladhamma Nayaka Thero. Read more



Temporary closure of the Sri Lanka - Canada Friendship road leading to the Airport

February 11, 2011

The Sri Lanka - Canada Friendship road which is the main road to the Bandaranaike International Airport will be temporary closed due to maintenance work carried out to the railway lines. The road will be closed from 8.00 p.m. 12th Feb 2011 to 6.00 a.m. 13th Feb 2011. Read more



DEYATA KIRULA EXHIBITION - BUTTALA

February 07, 2011

The Deyata Kirula exhibition was declared open in Buttala concurrent to the country's 63rd Independence Day celebrations by his Excellency the President of Sri Lanka, Honorable Mahinda Rajapaksa. Read more



AASL Strategic Planning session

January 22, 2011

The brain Storming session for our Company's strategic Planning for the time horizon of 2011-2015 was held up in Cinnamon Grand, Colombo on 16-17 of January, 2011. Read more



Sixth Baggage Handling System at BIA

January 21, 2011

The sixth baggage conveyor belt system and the new building at the Bandaranaike International Airport was declared open today by the Minister of Civil Aviation Priyankara Jayarathne. Read more



BIA SHOPPING FESTIVAL LUCKY DRAW HELD

January 20, 2011

THE lucky draw for the first-ever Airport Shopping Festival, held at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), was conducted on 18th January 2011. Read more



Chairman of AASL donated Rs. 1 million for Flood Relief efforts

January 15, 2011

Chairman of Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited, Mr. Prasanna Wickramasuriya granted a cheque for Rs. 1 Million as a donation for the flood relief efforts.. Read more



Indian flood relief lands

January 15, 2011

A Plane load of flood relief sent by the Indian government was handed over to Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa by Indian High Commissioner Ashok Kantha at the airport yesterday. Read more



Diploma in Aviation programme in year 2011

January 13, 2011

The Civil Aviation Training Centre, is pleased to announce the commencement of the "Diploma in Aviation" programme in year 2011. This is your opportunity to be a leader among the next generation of professionals of the world's most fascinating industry. Read more



AASL was awarded the Bronze Medal in the Annual Report Awards competition for 2010

January 12, 2011

AASL was awarded the third place (Bronze Medal) in the Annual Report Awards competition for 2010 for the service sector competing private sector as well. Read more



AASL officially started work for the New year 2011

January 03, 2011

Official New Year celebration held at arrival Belt No 05 at BIA with heading of the Chairman Mr. Prasanna J. Wickramasuriya along with the Mr. Kamal S. Ratwatte - Vice Chairman and Mr. Yohan Jayaratne - Executive Director of Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd, Directors, Head of the Divisions and many other employees. Read more



BIA Christmas carols

December 22, 2010

The annual Christmas programme was celebrated on the 17th of December 2010 at the Full Moon Garden Hotel. Read more





'Uruwarige ettas' visit BIA

December 17, 2010

A team of 'Uruwarige ettas' (one of indigenous people of Sri Lanka), had a visit to Bandaranaike International Airport yesterday (16-12-2010).Read more



Newly Appointed Minister visit BIA

December 14, 2010

Hon. Piyankara Jayaratne who was appointed as the new Minister of Civil Aviation Services visited Bandaranaike International Airport for the first time after assuming duties.Read more



Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith Arrives In SL

November 27, 2010

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith returned to Sri Lanka today (27) and was greeted by Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne up on his arrival.Read more



“PLAYPORT” - New kids play area at BIA Colombo

November 23, 2010

The overall experience and ambience at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) Colombo achieved yet another milestone with passenger needs getting another boost with the opening of a PLAYPORT a kids play area facility.Read more



A ceremony to felicitate H.E the President Mahinda Rajapaksa on his inauguration into a second term

November 22, 2010

A ceremony to felicitate H.E the President Mahinda Rajapaksa on his inauguration into a second term was held at the VIP Lounge of Bandaranaike International Airport under the patronage of Mr. Prasanna J Wickramasuriya - Chairman, Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd.Read more



Sri Lanka President sworn-in for a second term

November 19, 2010

Following his overwhelming victory at the Presidential elections in January Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa commenced his second term in office this morning by taking oaths at an auspices time amid the blessings from the religious leaders of all faiths.Read more



Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa International Port commissioned by Hon President - Turning a new chapter in the country’s development

November 18, 2010

Turning a new chapter in the country’s development, the first stage of the Magampura Port was commissioned by President Mahinda Rajapaksa today with the arrival of a vessel "Jetliner" followed by a sailing ship and a cargo ship, amidst chanting of Pirith by 254 members of the Maha Sangha who will be on board the vessel the "Jetliner".Read more



President inaugurates felicitation week

November 15, 2010

President Mahinda Rajapaksa inaugurated the countrywide celebrations by planting a sapling at the President’s House this morning at the auspicious time of 10.07 am.Read more



Ceremony was held to felicitate the support given to amend the New Aviation Bill

November 03, 2010

A ceremony to felicitate HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Hon Deputy Ministers Dayasritha Tissera, Rohitha Abeygunawardena and Sarath Kumara Gunaratne took place on November 03, 2010 at the Auditorium of the Security Division at BIA, Katunayake. Read more



Airport & Aviation Security Services Celebrates 30 years in Service

November 01, 2010

It is with great pleasure that AASL announce the 30th Anniversary of The Airport & Aviation Security Services. To commemorate this milestone, a function was organized by the security Services headed by the Mr Prasanna J Wickramasuriya, Chairman, Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd. Read more



AASL Wins Mercantile Hockey Championship

November 01, 2010

Airport and Aviation Services Sports club wins Mercantile Athletics, Basketball and now Hockey continuing its winning spree in Mercantile Sports, Our Sports Club beats John Keells by 1 goal to Nil in the finals of the Mercantile Hockey sevens conducted by the Mercantile Hockey Association on October 31, 2010 at the Tamil Union Club Grounds , Colombo 8. Read more



AASL Wins the mercantile services Basketball Association Semi-League 'D' Division championships

October 26, 2010

Airport & Aviation Services Sports Club continuing its success in mercantile sporting events won the mercantile services Basketball Association Semi-League 'D' Division championships. Read more



HIA Work in progress

October 25, 2010

Ports and Aviation Deputy Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardene on an observation tour, visited the Mattala International Airport and the Hambantota Sea Port. Ministry Secretary Ranjith de Silva, Airport and Aviation Services Ltd Chairman Prasanna Wickramasooriya, Vice Chairman Kamal Ratwatte.Read more



Briefing on the new Civil Aviation Act

October 21, 2010

A meeting was held at the Bandaranaike International Airport to educate the employees of Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd about the new Civil Aviation Act which was recently approved by the parliament.Read more



International Air Traffic Controllers Day

October 20, 2010

A program was organised at the Civil Aviation Training Centre at Ratmalana to commemorate the “International Air Traffic Controllers Day” under the patronage of Mr Prasanna J Wickramasuriya, Chairman, Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd.Read more



SpiceJet begins operations at BIA

October 11, 2010

India’s low cost carrier SpiceJet began flight to BIA on the 9th of October 2010, which is their second international operation. The operation was initiated with the completion of five years in operation, which moved the airline into the eligible list to fly international.Read more



The 16th World Route Development Forum

September 16, 2010

Chairman, Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd. Mr Prasanna J Wickramasuriya left the country to attend the 16th World Route Development Forum hoasted at Vancouver, Canada between 19th September 2010 to 21st September 2010..Read more



AASL winner of Mercantile Athletic Championship

September 15, 2010

Airport & Aviation Sports Club emerged victorious in the recently concluded Mercantile Athletic Championships winning both the Novices and Veterans Championships .Read more



Investors shown the Hambantota Airport Development

September 09, 2010

At the briefing event held for the investor community on 9th September 2010 to educate them on the numerous investment opportunities coming up in the Southern Province consequent to the development of the Hambantota Port and International Airport, Mr Prasanna J Wickramasuriya, Chairman, Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd., presented the development plan of the Hambantota International Airport.Read more



AASL received the Merit Award in Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency Award

August 13, 2010

It is with pleasure that we announce Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited received the Merit Award in Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency Award – 2010.Read more



Automated vehicle entry system

July 12, 2010

Automated vehicle entry system at the BIA terminal car park was declared open by Mr. Prasanna J. Wickramasuriya - Chairman along with the Mr. Kamal S. Ratwatte - Vice Chairman of Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd.Read more

 

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