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::

* Sri Lanka's provincial councils have no power on direct international flights, Minister clarifies
Wed, Feb 19, 2014, 10:21 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Civil Aviation Priyankara Jayaratne stressed that the provincial councils are not empowered to take decisions on direct international air services to the country.

He said that the aviation industry comes under the authority of the central government and provincial councils are not mandated to have power over air travel.

The Minister clarified these facts in response to a report that the Northern Provincial Council passed a resolution demanding direct flights from Trincomalee and Palaly to India.

Northern Provincial Council member of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) M.K. Sivajilingam has told local media that the Council has passed the resolution calling for direct flights from the northern and eastern locations.

Another resolution was passed calling for the Kankasanthurai harbor to be used as a commercial port, the Council member had said.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
New bridge over Kelani River to link Sri Lankan capital and airport expressway
-- [1 hour and 30 minutes ago]
First informal meeting on Sri Lanka at UNHRC 30th session on September 17
-- [1 hour and 44 minutes ago]
Former ITN chief to appear before presidential CoI Monday
-- [4 hours ago]
Omanthai check point in northern Sri Lanka removed
Sri Lanka's AkzoNobel Paints garners Silver Awards at SLIM NASCO 2015
Former Sri Lankan government paid US$ 6.2 million to fundraiser for Obama to influence U.S. - report
PM instructs to expedite paddy purchasing process as a bumper crop is expected
Sri Lanka main Tamil party lays claim to opposition leader post in parliament
Sri Lanka President to totally ban the production and importation of asbestos in 2018
Shareholders approve Sri Lanka's DFCC Vardhana and DFCC banks merger

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.