An airport within Colombo harbour.

The Megapolis and Western Development Ministry announced that it had submitted a proposal to the government to build an airport within the Colombo Port premises.

The ministry believes that if this project becomes a reality, it would be the strongest port in the region.

Minister Champika Ranawaka said if the proposal is implemented within the next 10 years, the people would capable to airlift from the Colombo Fort without going to Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).

He also said the Eastern and Western terminals would be built within next five years making the Colombo harbour the strongest port in the region.

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