Kuwaiti couple banned from leaving Sri Lanka over airport assault

August 1, 2018 3:00 pm

Kuwaiti couple banned from leaving Sri Lanka over airport assault Sri Lankan court impounds the passports of a Kuwaiti couple who tried to smuggle a dog into the country and assaulted five customs officers The Kuwaiti couple were arrested on Friday after they turned violent after being informed of quarantine...

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No more flights from Sri Lanka’s second airport

June 8, 2018 1:04 pm

Sri Lanka’s jinxed second international airport was left without a single scheduled flight from Friday after the only airline using the remote facility scrapped its daily service. Dubai’s flydubai gave no reason for the pullout from Mattala International, built by former strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse and financed with Chinese loans....

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Sri Lanka- Customs officers’ strike causes flight delays

December 19, 2015 7:19 am

A number of flights bound for Bejing, London, Lahore and Singapore were delayed due to a sudden strike launched by Customs officials on duty at the Bandaranaike International Airport, in protest against their baggage being checked by airport security officials. Customs officials on duty at the BIA said that their...

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