The Ratmalana airport is ready to facilitate international commercial aviation operations for the first time in 50 years, Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said.
With the commencement of the commercial aviation services, three DH8 flights, belonging to the Maldives International Airline service will fly daily from Male to Ratmalana and vice versa.
The new flight service will promote tourism in both countries.
A meeting to discuss this was held at the Ratmalana Airport premises with the presence of Maldivian Minister for Tourism and Civil Avaiation Moosa Sameer and Sri Lankan Minister for Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva.
The MoU between the two countries will be signed soon.
Source : DN