Rajapaksa opens Lanka’s second international airport

(PTI) President Mahinda Rajapaksa today inaugurated Sri Lanka’s second international airport in his home district of Hambantota, built with Chinese assistance.

Rajapaksa boarded a flight of the national carrier Srilankan Airlines from the Bandaranaike International airport here, and landed at Mattala airport located in the remote part of Hambantota and now named the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA).

The presidential flight was followed by the landing of the first commercial flight, the national carrier’s UL 226 from Dubai.

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