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MoU on Mattala Airport agreement between India and Sri Lanka being reworked

A memorandum of understanding to hand over the management of Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport to India is being reworked by the Sri Lankan government, the Sunday Times reports.

The draft of the MoU is being reworked after it was presented to Sri Lanka’s cabinet, at the Indian government’s request.

“The Sri Lankan Government’s terms only allow for management control of the commercial activities of the airport while ownership and all statutory functions, including air traffic control and air traffic rights, will be under the control of the Sri Lankan authorities,” an official in Colombo said.

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