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Renewed Hopes for MRIA

December 31, 2019

Under the development plan of the present government, Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) is in the process of exploring the opportunities to re-commence international flight operations at Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) 

As per the guidance of the Hon.Minister, the newly-appointed Chairman, Vice Chairman, the Board of Directors along with the Head of Divisions, senior officers of AASL visited MRIA on 30th December 2019 as their 1st official visit to discuss the current situation of MRIA. The objective of the visit and the meeting was to explore the feasible strategic directives and development opportunities at MRIA. In line with the visit, a meeting was organized with other key stakeholders to explore the future strategic direction of MRIA and actions which can be executed to make MRIA as a revenue-earning business unit. The officials emphasized the need for a holistic approach for Mattala as a destination of choice among the international tourists who are visiting Sri Lanka. Further, under the long term strategies, it was conversed the possibility to export perishable cargo from MRIA to Middle East markets by developing agricultural bases and allied industries around the Hambantota area. The meeting was concluded successfully with renewed aspirations for MRIA to re-commence international scheduled operations.

Photos by: AASL Media