ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s government plans to buy nine x-ray scanning machines to detect explosives at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake, north of the capital Colombo.
The Cabinet of ministers Tuesday approved a proposal by the ministry of transport and civil aviation to call for bids for the airport x-ray baggage scanners, the state information office said in a statement.
The tender is for the supply, installation and maintenance of the x-ray explosives detection equipment.
The government has stepped up security at the airport after the April suicide bombings of hotels and churches by Islamist extremists which killed over 250 people.
(COLOMBO, 21 August 2019)