Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sri Lanka to broaden seaplane services for tourists

Jan 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Civil Aviation Priyankara Jayarathna says that 65% of foreign tourists and 40% of local tourists use seaplanes.

The Ministry will broaden the operations of seaplanes to new locations. This will include destinations such as Jaffna, Iranamadu, Anuradhapura, Pasikuda, Batticaloa, and Kalpitiya.

Already Sri Lanka operates seaplanes to destinations such as Trincomalee, Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Castlereigh, Arugam Bay, Thissamaharama, Hambantota, Dikwella, Koggala, and Bentota.

The planes use local reservoirs as landing surfaces. The Ministry says the sea planes cause minimum pollution of reservoir waters.

Source:  http://www.lankanewspapers.com

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