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In Srilanka
September 10, 2017 5:40 am gmt |
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The proposed agreement with India on the privatisation of the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport will include a clause that the airport will not be used for any military purposes, a senior official said. Transport and Civil Aviation Ministry Secretary Nihal Somaweera told the Sunday Times that b...
In Europe
July 21, 2017 11:54 am gmt |
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Hundreds of tourists were left stranded at the airport on the Greek island of Kos on Friday (July 21) after an earthquake caused delays in outgoing flights. Tourists waited in long queues, stretched out on benches or slept on the ground in the parking lot, as airport officials handed out bottles of w...
In Britain
July 21, 2017 9:49 am gmt |
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A British woman says she is being forced to go to court to get an apology after she was questioned by counter-terrorism police for reading a Syrian art book on a plane. Faizah Shaheen was reported to authorities by Thomson cabin crew on a honeymoon flight to Turkey in 2016. Her lawyers told the BBC&#...
In America
February 23, 2017 12:35 pm gmt |
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Iraqi security forces have recaptured Mosul airport, a key part of the government’s offensive to drive the so-called Islamic State (IS) from the western half of the city. The operation took four hours. IS continued to fire mortars at the airport from further inside the city after losing the gro...
In India
August 15, 2015 4:23 am gmt |
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Taking security measures to a new high, the Delhi Police will be adopting rooftop markings to enable unmanned aerial vehicles, choppers and CCTV cameras installed at high altitude in locating crucial spots, as nearly 40,000 security personnel have been deployed for Independence Day. Security agencies...
In India
June 28, 2015 4:47 am gmt |
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Arunachal Pradesh may finally have an airport with the Centre assuring chief minister Nabam Tuki of “seriously pursuing” the long-standing demand in order to bolster connectivity of the border state. In a meeting with Tuki yesterday (Saturday), Union minister for development of north east...
In Colombo
June 24, 2015 8:01 am gmt |
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It has been reported that certain part of the people who had been evacuated from the country due the unrest situation in Sri Lanka in past years, has been return.  The 46 Sri Lankan including 18 women who were return to the country are being noted as second group who came Sri Lanka after the [&hellip...
In Colombo
June 13, 2015 11:41 am gmt |
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A 33-year-old Sri Lankan was arrested by the Customs officials early this morning at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) while attempting to smuggle three gold chains worth more than Rs. 3 million from Abudhabi. Customs media spokesman Leslie Gamini said the suspect had concealed the gold ch...
In Asia
June 12, 2015 6:32 am gmt |
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A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane has made an emergency landing in Melbourne, Australia after reporting a possible engine fire. Flight MH148 had just taken off from Melbourne for the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur when the problem occurred. Plane tracking sites showed the Airbus 330 circling Melbou...
In Colombo
May 30, 2015 11:57 am gmt |
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The Government of Japan has agreed to provide a Rs. 49 billion loan under the Japan International Cooperation Institution (JICA) to Sri Lanka to develop the infrastructure facilities of the country’s main international airport at Katunayake. The 45.3 billion Japanese Yen (nearly Rs. 48.9 billio...
In India
May 21, 2015 6:20 am gmt |
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 In a first, a Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force on Thursday successfully landed on the Yamuna Expressway near Mathura as part of trials to use national highways for emergency landing. The aircraft landed at 6.40 a.m., senior IAF officers said, adding that the force has plans to ac...
In World
May 17, 2015 9:08 am gmt |
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A suicide bomb attack near the entrance of the international airport in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul has killed at least three people, officials say.  The attack took place close to the area used by military vehicles and targeted a European police training mission vehicle. A person inside the ve...
In Srilanka
May 11, 2015 9:06 am gmt |
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A warrant has been issued by Colombo Magistrate’s Court to arrest of Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven. Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thera at the airport after he failed to appear before the court on a case regarding his alleged participation at an unlawful assembly in front of the Bribery Comm...
In Cricket
May 10, 2015 6:01 am gmt |
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Former Sri Lanka Cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara has undergone an unpleasant experience with a UK Immigration officer on 7th may night when he arrived in London. The veteran cricketer tweeting about his experience a short while ago has described it as ‘rude, patronizing and extremely discourteous in...
In Europe
May 8, 2015 4:04 am gmt |
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Italy has cancelled dozens of flights to and from its busiest airport – Fiumicino in Rome – after a fire gutted part of its international terminal. The airport was closed for several hours but officials are working to get it fully operational again. The overnight blaze – now extingu...
In Europe
May 7, 2015 6:45 am gmt |
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Rome’s main airport was closed on Thursday (May 7) after a fire broke out in a baggage storage area but there were no serious injuries, officials said. The airport would remain closed until 2 p.m. (1200 GMT), they said.  The fire broke out shortly after midnight (2200 GMT) in an underground bag...
In Europe
April 24, 2015 10:12 am gmt |
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A volcano erupted on Thursday in Costa Rica, shooting up a column of ash that forced the closure of the airport in the capital city San Jose. The blast from the Turrialba volcano in the east of the Central American country came after the Calbuco volcano in Chile erupted twice in the space of seven [&...
In Latest Stories
April 20, 2015 4:39 am gmt |
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“Some of the decisions taken at the political level may have gone wrong, but I didn’t engage in any scandals” says the former secretary of the Economic Development ministry Basil Rajapaksha. Also he says that, he didn’t escape from the country, but went abroad for a personal r...
In India
April 2, 2015 11:20 am gmt |
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The Glass door in Chennai airport has broken down and a worker has been injured. This is the 39th time, the door has broken and fallen. Chennai airport was reconstructed under the cost of Rs. 2 Crore Indian Rupees and it was opened in 2013. Many expensive glass doors, Glass walls, Granite stone embed...