Sri Lanka Air Force to launch civilian flights to former rebel capital

July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Air Force spokesman Wing Commander Andrew Wijesuriya announced that the Air Force would commence civil aviation between Colombo and the newly opened Kilinochchi air base.

The first civilian flight is to take off from Ratmalana airport in the outskirts of Colombo city on July 28.

The flights will be landed in the newly reconstructed Kilinochchi airstrip.

Air Force will run a light aircraft such as a Chinese built Y-12 transport plane for civilians every Thursday from next week, the Air Force says.

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