Indian firm gets invite for new Lankan airport

  • 22 May 2006 04:40:50 GMT

    After what happaned to IOC, I wonder whether any Indian firm will trust the GOSL!

  • 22 May 2006 23:37:10 GMT

    The sea might be a good place. We may be able to save cost by not having to build a runway!!.

  • 23 May 2006 04:18:12 GMT

    Another way through which India enters Sri Lanka. Wonder how Sri Lankan Airways would be affected by this?

    Gaja Lakshmi Paramasivam from Australia

  • 23 May 2006 05:05:31 GMT

    Sandman: it says to develop a new airport at Colombo.

    The Cochin airport is also a very interesting thing. It was organised and partially by the locals who are working abroad, especially in the Gulf. Fed up with the government for not developing the airport, the local community came up with the idea and did it for themselves.

    Now india has realised its folly and is in a haste to develop airports throughout the country. The total local and foreign investment during the next 10 years will be 50 billion us dollars (I was listening to the Indian Aviation Minister last night) and it is a huge huge amount.

    Sri Lanka should also be a part of this regional network. If not, our aviation industry will not work.

    What better way to do this than inviting the Indians themselves.

    P.S.

    Gaja, India will gradually take over business in sri lanka. I do not think anyone will be able to stop it. It is not a bad thing either. Well, that is regional hegemony for you!

  • 23 May 2006 12:03:51 GMT

    Why build a second airport at colombo while some people are leaving outdoor, due to their house damaged during SLA aerial bombings.

    What a patriotic country !!

    Developp South !! It`s more useful for Sinhalas (the real Sri lankans) than the other community !!

    It will developp tourism in South while North and East are forgotten...

    It`s the reality. We are living under the rule of a racist govt..STATE TERRORISM is too that !!

  • 23 May 2006 12:08:54 GMT

    But what i`m sure is that the number of Tamil and Sinhala travellers is the same..

    So the rate (number of tamil travellers/total tamil population) is highest for tamils who are lesser..

    But Sinhala govt prefer to build a new airport at Colombo...

    With such govt there is no future and development for NE`s economy !

    It`s why i hate so much GOSL !!

  • 23 May 2006 15:40:30 GMT

    KumarS

    Seems like you would even milk a patti gona?

    Keep it up.

  • 23 May 2006 16:34:57 GMT

    Vagabond,

    Are you trying to say that Kumar`s wife (or rather his `Husband`) is a Patti gona? Ohhh my gosh!!

  • 23 May 2006 16:48:23 GMT

    Ruwani the Five legged Elephant!

    No I literally meant patti gona, however KumarS can also milk mee haraka. By the way his family members are not mee haraka or patti gone. Dont`t try to twist this as well.