Overview of Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA)

Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) is envisioned as second international Airport for Sri Lanka ,alternative aerodrome to Bandaranaike International Airport serving Southern and Eastern Provinces of the island .

The new international airport inaugurated on 18th March 2013 is expected to expand the local aviation industry whilst being a catalyst for the country’s economic development enabling international trade, tourism, vocational training and employment. It is being implemented as an eco-friendly project.

The first stage of the airport has now been completed to serve one million passengers per year; it will also handle 45,000 Mt of air cargo. A total of 2,000 hectares has been reserved for the project out of which 800 hectares have been used for the stage one.