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British Airways resumes flights to Sri Lanka

British Airways resumed flights to Sri Lanka, for the first time in 15 years, after the service was suspended due to the country’s civil war, which was concluded by a mass onslaught on Tamil civilians.

The British Airways Boeing 777 touched down, to a warm welcome, at Colombo’s Bandaranaike International airport.

A celebratory reception was held for 19 crew members, including the Chief Executive Officer of British Airways, William Keith.

British Airway’s decision to resume services to Sri Lanka, comes amidst international calls for an independent international investigation into war crimes and allegations of prevalent human rights abuses in the country.

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