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Govt. says in talks with int’l airline companies to commence operations at Mattala

Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said today the government is having discussions with international airline companies to commence operations at Mattala.

Speaking in Parliament, the Minister said both the Katunayake and Mattala Airports would be used to bring down tourists once the country is reopened for tourism.

He said 15,039 passenger operations were handled at the Mattala Airport so far this year.

Meanwhile, he said the government would also develop the Jaffna and Batticaloa Airports.