Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sri lanka media team met Pakistan ministers in Islamabad

Sri lanka  media  team  met Pakistan ministers  in Islamabad
By  Chandana Wijekoon from Paksitan

Today (5thJuly) Sri  lanka media  team  met  several  VVIPs including  politicians  and  high  rank  Government officials.
Federal Minister  for  Information and Broadcasting -Dr.Firdous Ashiq Awan met the  media  team  in the morning in Islamabad.
       They  have  discussed about  the  media  situation in  the  both  country.

They met Dr. Muhammad Tariq Director of Ministry of foreign Affairs .

Sri Lanka media team visited GEO TV and meet Pakistan senior journalist

Sri Lanka  media  team  visited  GEO TV  and  meet  Pakistan  senior  journalist
 By Chandana Wijekoon  from Pakistan

 Sri Lanka media  delegation met  Jang group of news papers  editor Mr.Talat Aslam. Then they  visited  Geo TV station.They have met   GEO TV CONTROLLER NEWS (INPUT)  Mr. Ansar naqvi.
The Jang group of news papers  has warmly welcome to the Sri Lanka media delegation.
This visit is mostly important to share ideas and to build up a journalists friendship between two countries. Many of Pakistan journalists participated to this event.

Sri Lanka’s second International Airport Main Runway completed

Sri Lanka’s second International Airport  Main Runway completed 

 Construction work of the runway of the Sri Lanka’s second International Airport at Mattala in the Hambantota District in the South of Sri Lanka has been completed.  This airport is being constructed in a rural village which was called as "the village in the wild" in many novels  like  'Baddegama' The new airport is being constructed in a plot of land of 2000 hectares at a cost of US$. 209 million.  Mattala International Airport is one of the largest projects being carried out by the government. The runway with a length of 4000 meters and a width of 75 meters  has all necessary facilities to land the largest aircraft available at present such as Airbus A-380.  The Taxi route to the runway is 370 meters long and 60 meters wide.  Under the first stage of the project, 10 aircrafts can be landed at this airport simultaneously.

Other facilities such as a fire service unit, cargo handling facilities, restaurants and vehicle parks are also being constructed.  Construction of the 1,000 sq.meter cargo facility is also nearing completion.  The air cargo facility could handle 45,000 metric tons of cargo per year.

The project which consists of two phases was launched by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on November 27, 2009 in line with the Greater Hambantota City Development Programme.

After completing the first phase of the airport construction project, the first flight will land in Mattala airport by mid 2012 fulfilling a long felt need of having a second international airport for the country.