Paddy at Mattala Airport to be removed tomorrow

Paddy at Mattala Airport to be removed tomorrow

January 13, 2016   05:49 pm


The paddy stored at the Mattala International Airport would be removed tomorrow, the Ministry of Rural Economic Affairs says.

Therefore, steps will be taken to remove some 4054 metric tons of paddy stored at the International Airport, the Ministry said in a statement.

The Mattala International Airport, built with Chinese funds, at the southern port district of Hambantota was commissioned in 2013.

Sri Lanka’s second international airport, built at a cost of USD 210 million, had been used as a temporary paddy storage facility, as all Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) paddy stores in Hambantota have reached full capacity and the PMB needed additional storage space.

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