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Flight diverted to Sri Lanka’s Matttala airport over bad weather

ECONOMYNEXT – Severe bad weather over Katunayake has led to divertion of aircraft from Colombo to Mattala in Hambantota.

SriLankan Flight UL 315 due in Colombo at 5.00pm today was diverted and landed in Mattala, pasengers said.

The aircraft is awaiting instructions from Colombo over weather.

Due to severe bad weather, the runway in Katunayake airport has been closed, an airline offical said. (Colombo/Apr17/2019-SB)