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Mon 18 Mar 2013

Sri Lanka's second international airport opens

Sri Lanka's second international airport in Mattala, located in the southern district of Hambantota, is set to begin operations.

The airport, built on a 2,000 hectare land, has a 1,000-square metre cargo facility with the capacity of handling 45,000 metric tons of cargo per year.

The new airport will support both international and domestic flights as well as air-sea cargo transshipment in conjunction with the Hambantota Harbor.

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