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World’s emptiest airport in Sri Lanka will be handled by India

An Indian delegation is here to discuss a possible joint venture to operate the loss-making Mattala international airport in southern Sri Lanka, the government said today.

Sri Lankan Deputy Minister of Transport Ashok Abeysinghe stated this in parliament while answering an opposition query on whether the Mattala airport would be s, old outright.

Abeysinghe said India has expressed willingness to operate the airport as a Sri Lanka-India joint venture.

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“Despite making losses and flight safety issues. The government in 2017 invited investors to turn the airport into a profit-sharing joint venture. However, no proposals were received to operate, manage and maintain the airport.

The seaport built in Hambantota, another Rajapaksa pet project, has been leased to China to set off Chinese loans as equity. The Rajapaksa-led opposition has called the Hambantota seaport deal a sell-out of national assets to China.


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