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India pledges Rs 300 Million to develop Jaffna airport

India has pledged to grant a sum of 300 million rupees for the expansion of Palaly airport in Jaffna, just weeks after the airport was ceremoniously opened by receiving a flight from Chennai.

Tranjith Singh, Indian High commissioner had made this announcement when he met with Prasanna Ratnunga, Sri Lanka’s Minister of Industrial Export Investment Promotion and Civil Aviation. 

The funding will largely focus on the expansion of the passenger terminal at the Palaly Airport, as well as the luggage inspection area.

The Sri Lankan military continues to occupy vast areas of lands around the Jaffna peninsula, including in Palaly where a large military base continues to be maintained.