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Sri Lanka calls for private investors to set up internal airline service

Nov 30, 2016 15:34 PM GMT+0530 | 0 Comment(s)

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s government is to invite private investors to set up an internal airline service in partnership with the Sri Lanka Air Force, a spokesman said.

A proposal made by President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Minister of Defence, to call for proposals to set up an internal airline service with public-private partnership was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

The internal airline service is to be established according to criteria of the International Civil Aviation Authority.

The island has a network of airfields set up by the British which the government wants to use for tourism.

(COLOMBO, Nov 30, 2016)


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