HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA MADE AN INSPECTION TOUR OF THE HAMBANTOTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON 19TH OCTOBER 2012
October 19, 2012
His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa made an inspection tour of the Hambantota International Airport (MRIA) on 19th October 2012 to personally monitor the progress of the massive construction work of the emerging airport. During the tour the President closely inspected the Runway, Apron, Terminal Building and the Control Tower the construction of which is now nearing completion. Also, the President was briefed regarding the calibration process currently being carried out by the Civil Aviation authority of Pakistan with the use of a special aircraft.
Minister of Civil Aviation Hon. Piyankara Jayaratne, several other ministers, Parliamentarian Hon. Namal Rajapaksa, and appropriate government officials were also present on the occasion.
Almost 90% of the construction work of MRIA has been already completed and the pix below show Mr. Prasanna Wickramasuriya, Chairman of Airport & Aviation Services (SL) Ltd., updating the President on the progress made so far.
Photos by: AASL media