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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 101

Mihin Lanka office in New Delhi

New Delhi, 16 October, (Asiantribune.com): Mihin Lanka, Sri Lanka’s the first budget airlines, opened its office in New Delhi. Sri Lanka’s new national carrier, next to Sri Lanka Airlines is planning to fly to all the capitals of the SARC countries in the near future. At present it flies to a few destinations in India as well as to Maldives Islands

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rohitha Bogollagama inaugurated the New Delhi Office of Mihin Lanka on 14th October, 2007. Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rohitha Bogollagama is welcomed by the Country Manager of the Mihin Lanka Office of New Delhi, Mr. Roshan Wijesekera. Also in the picture Mr. Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the Sri Lanka President and the Sri Lanka High Commissioner Mr. C. R. JayasingheSri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rohitha Bogollagama is welcomed by the Country Manager of the Mihin Lanka Office of New Delhi, Mr. Roshan Wijesekera. Also in the picture Mr. Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the Sri Lanka President and the Sri Lanka High Commissioner Mr. C. R. Jayasinghe

Minister Bogollagama in his comments during the inauguration stated that Mihin Lanka has now carried approximately 95,000 passengers since its inception. It is the first in the history of Sri Lanka to have been established as a second national carrier. Further, Mihin Lanka has the distinction of commencing operations during the first year of office of President Mahinda Rajapakse.

Minister Bogollagama identified Mihin Lanka as being not only an aviation related enterprise, but also as a dynamic force for the promotion and facilitation of bilateral ties through people to people connectivity. Being a budget airline, it has accommodated and will continue to provide its customers with convenient and less costly connectivity. Its operations would lead to greater opportunities and will open new vistas for those engaging in pilgrimage and in tourism to visit the sacred locations and sites within SAARC region that is so highly endowed by history.

The creation of Mihin Lanka has given a new dimension to Sri Lanka’s civil aviation industry, while contributing to further strengthening the connectivity with the other SAARC countries. Within the relatively brief course of less than one year, Mihin Lanka already operates to two members of SAARC, namely India and the Maldives. The Minister further stated that it is envisaged that Mihin Lanka would operate to the remaining five SAARC nations in due course.

The group accompanying the Minister on his visit to the office included Mr. Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the President and the Sri Lanka High Commissioner Mr. C. R. Jayasinghe. The Country Manager of the Mihin Lanka Office of New Delhi, Mr. Roshan Wijesekera and his staff welcomed the Minister and the delegation.

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