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Thursday, 24 March 2016 - 11:10
Domestic Airport: Colombo To Haputale Within 45 Minutes
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Travel time from Colombo to Haputale will be reduced to 45 minutes when the new domestic airport is built at Sherwood estate, Totalagala, Haputale at a higher of 5,970 feet above sea level, said Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva.

Presiding over a meeting held at Badulla old Kachcheri auditorium, Minister de Silva said the project would take time to complete as it involved an environmental impact report, requisitioning land and building an access road, and paying compensation to land taken over for the propose.

Minister de Silva said the proposed new airport once completed would promote tourism in the area and provide transport and logistical support to the armed forces and police.

It is up to all including officials to ensure that the project was completed without any adverse impact on the water resources in the region, he said.

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