Jan 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake, will be closed beginning today for eight hours a day for three months due to renovation work on its runway.
Accordingly, the airport will be closed for eight hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, from the 6th January to 6th April 2017, airport officials said.
Deputy Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Ashok Abeysinghe requested passengers departing for overseas to arrive at the airport at least five hours before their scheduled departure time.
Deputy Minister said that during this period four Sri Lankan Airlines flights will be implemented from the Mattala airport per week
Meanwhile, vehicles travelling along the Katunayake expressway to the Katunayake airport are required to travel to Negombo instead due to the reconstruction work at the Airport.
Police said that vehicles travelling from Minuwangoda to Colombo are required to travel from Ekala to Ja-Ela. While, vehicles travelling from Minuwangoda are required to turn left at the Govinna junction and travel through the Malgas junction, Seeduwa and Averiyawatta to Colombo.