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::

* Peacocks damage plane at Sri Lanka's new international airport
Sat, Jan 11, 2014, 10:13 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 11, Colombo: A commercial airplane got damaged today at Sri Lanka's new Mattala International Airport in the south when it knocked down two peacocks.

The airplane belongs to flydubai encountered the birds during its take-off from Mattala international airport this morning, officials at the airport said.

An engine of the jet plane was damaged and the plane was brought back to the hangar in the airport for repair.

The passengers in the plane were taken off the flight and given accommodation in a hotel until alternative arrangements were made, officials said.

Dubai based low-cost airline, flydubai operates a regular flight between Dubai, Colombo and Mattala. It operates double daily flights to Sri Lanka totaling 14 flights a week.

Recent reports said that the peacocks were migrating to more urban areas due to the vast environmental degradation in Hambantota district. The environmentalists protested the Mattala international airport when the venue was selected on the grounds of animal and bird well-being.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka regulator warns of shortcomings in long term power plan affecting electricity supply, investments
-- [0 minutes ago]
Indonesia, Sri Lanka to form parliamentary cooperation group
-- [1 hour and 15 minutes ago]
Fitch: Singer Sri Lanka rating unaffected by shareholder change
-- [1 hour and 33 minutes ago]
Pakistan's new Premier assures continued assistance to Sri Lanka
-- [2 hours ago]
President urges International Community to consider Sri Lanka's progress in reconciliation, Human Rights
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy says power supply in the country normal amid strike
Education Ministry to obtain police assistance against trade unions recruiting students for protests
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 9 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters
Motor Traffic (Amendment) Bill proposes tough action against errant drivers
Local government elections in January, government has no intention to postpone, Premier says

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.