Cabinet discusses Indian partnership proposal for Mattala

Cabinet discusses Indian partnership proposal for Mattala

August 11, 2017   08:53 am

A proposal has been forwarded by the Indian government to form a partnership with Sri Lanka to transform the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport into a lucrative joint venture. 

The proposal has been made to develop the airport to a profit-generating position through the public private joint ventures approach.  

It has been reported that the proposal submitted does not cover the progressive management, operational structure or maintenance of the airport.  
However, the proposal includes clauses covering the repair and maintenance of all commercial aircrafts and management and training of flight schools.
 
Accordingly the Indian proposal will be forwarded to a committee of senior Ministers who will discuss its legitimacy. 

These statements were made by Minister of Lands and Government affairs Gayantha Karunathilaka who acknowledged the proposal submitted by Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva. 

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