Cabinet has given approval to waive the landing and parking fees for international flights for the period from 26.12.2020 to 19.1.2021 in order to encourage the  airlines to operate flights to Sri Lanka.

The proposal to Cabinet was made by Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga and is intended to attract airlines to Rajapaksa  international Airport, Mattala and Colombo international Airport, Ratmalana.

Measures have been taken to open the airports in the island from December 26,2020 to January 19,2021 as per the health recommendations as a pilot project in the plans to open the airports in the island for foreign tourists.

Accordingly,  international airlines will operate according to specific schedules prepared by the Ministry of Tourism and the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka.