Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Mihin Lanka cuts flights to Trichy in Tamil Nadu
Thu, Apr 11, 2013, 10:25 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's budget carrier, Mihin Lanka has decided to suspend its operations to Trichy in Tamil Nadu effective June 01due to lack of passengers, the airlines' agent in Tamil Nadu said today.

S K Mittal, executive director of Trans Lanka Air Travels, the Chennai-based general sales agency (GSA) for the airline, told reporters in Chennai that the budget line has decided to stop its four weekly flights between Trichy and Colombo due to the falling numbers of passengers coming to Trichy from Colombo.

"We have taken a decision to ground the four flights to Colombo because of lack of patronage on this sector," Mittal has said.

Following the attacks on the Sri Lankan pilgrims by the pro-LTTE Tamil activists at Thanjavur and Velankanni in Tamil Nadu, the Sri Lankan government issued a travel advisory to its citizens cautioning against traveling to the Indian state.

Mihin Lanka operates 18 services every week from Trichy to Colombo and it connects Trichy with Sharjah and Bahrain.

The budget airliner's decision would affect the Indian exports to Europe and West Asia from the region, which pass through Colombo, according to Indian media reports.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan PM decides to directly respond to MPs in parliament
-- [2 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Supreme Court concludes Bhikku Kathikavath Bill contravenes the Constitution
-- [25 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka investment promotion agency woos diplomats for investment
-- [43 minutes ago]
U.S. government proposes US$ 31 million aid to Sri Lanka for next year
-- [1 hour and 14 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's Defense Secretary briefs EU Parliamentary delegation on progress of military matters
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka, Philippines agree on political cooperation and deepening ties
-- [8 hours ago]
Litro Gas posts Rs. 6 billion profits in 2015
-- [8 hours ago]
Mass transit essential for Sri Lankan capital city to succeed
Sri Lankan Finance Minister asks public to inform government of undue political influence
Artistes visit Yoshitha Rajapaksa in prison

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.