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BIA Received Explosive Trace Detectors from the Government of Australia.

March 01, 2022

The government of Australia donated 3 “Explosive Trace Detectors” worth of LKR 18 mn to Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) (Private) Limited on 1st March 2022.

The Explosive Trace Detectors were handed over by His Excellency David Holly, High Commissioner Australia, to Major General (Rtd.) G. A. Chandrasiri, Chairman - AASL at the presence of the Capt. Themiya Abeywickrama, Director General of Civil Aviation and Chief Executive Officer, Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) and other distinguished officials from the Government of Australia to Sri Lanka, CAASL & AASL. 

The ETD units will strengthen Sri Lanka’s explosive trace detection capability at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). This equipment will be deployed to screen all direct flights to Australia and the United Kingdom, protecting the safety & security of passengers, crew, cargo, and the integrity of the aircraft. In addition, this equipment will be deployed to screen all the other flights too. Australia will provide training to airport security screeners at BIA to ensure optimal use of the ETD units and to screen passengers and their baggage for explosives in accordance with international best practices and standards. The gifting of the ETD units is timely as Sri Lanka has recently re-opened their border and resumed international flights.