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The Minister of Ports, Shipping & Aviation visited the Colombo International Airport - Ratmalana & Sri Lanka Airport & Aviation Academy (SLAAA)

February 16, 2023

The Minister of Ports, Shipping & Aviation, Hon. Nimal Siripala de Silva visited the Sri Lanka Airport & Aviation Academy (SLAAA) and the Colombo International Airport- Ratmalana (CIAR) on 16th February 2023.

Hon Minister inspected the area control centre, aero comm centre, electronics & navigational engineering equipment, ATC Tower and discussed expediting the further development requirements of navigational facilities at Colombo International Airport - Ratmalana. 

Further, Hon Minister had a detailed discussion with the Air Traffic Controllers on their operational concerns and inspected the training facilities, including the ATC simulator at SLAAA. Then, the minister inspected the ongoing airport operations and had discussions with domestic airline operators. 

Mr. K. D. S. Ruwanchandra - Secretary to the Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Aviation, Major General G. A. Chandrasiri - Chairman of Airport Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) (Private) Limited (AASL), Mr. P.A. Jayakantha -  Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka, Dr. Ajith Mendis - Vice Chairman AASL and other senior officials of AASL accompanied the visit.