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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 107

Colombo Airport back in operation

Colombo, 26 March, (Asiantribune.com): Colombo Airport is now back in operation. The Colombo International Airport which was closed for less than two hours as a result of the incident at the air force base earlier this morning is now back in operation, reveals Sri Lanka Tourist Board.

Tourists Board further add, Flights that had already arrived in Sri Lanka are scheduled to leave shortly for their destinations and those that were diverted to Chennai, Trivandrum and Male are expected to return to Colombo within the next few hours.

The full text of the statement released by the Sri Lanka Tourists board is given below:

“The Colombo International Airport which closed for less than two hours as a result of the incident at the air force base earlier this morning is now back in operation. Flights that had already arrived in Sri Lanka are scheduled to leave shortly for their destinations and those that were diverted to Chennai, Trivandrum and Male are expected to return to Colombo within the next few hours.

“The Sri Lanka Tourist Board this morning set up a hotline to assist tour companies, hotels, tourists and other passengers with telephone numbers 2437759 and 2437061 which will be operational through out the day tomorrow.

“Sri Lanka Tourism will do everything possible to minimize any inconvenience to tourists arriving in and returning from Sri Lanka said Renton de Alwis, Chairman of the Sri Lanka Tourist Board.

No passengers or tourists have been hurt in any way at the airport, as the incident took place at an air force base away from the airport’s civil passenger terminals.”

- Asian Tribune -

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