The Prime Minster points out that the International Airport in Jaffna was made a reality by the present government

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President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurated the Jaffna International Airport today. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe was also present. The inaugural flight with Indian dignitaries landed in Jaffna airport from Chennai to mark the historic occasion. The ATR72-600 short-haul flight was operated by Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India. This is Alliance Air’s first international flight. Speaking on the occasion Prime Minister Ranil Wikremasinghe said that the government was able to make it a reality to build and international airport in Jaffna, which was earlier limited to words.
High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu, in his address, noted that the bilateral relations between India and Sri Lanka have now truly touched the sky. He added that the inaugural flight was yet another example of India’s commitment to continue with people-oriented development projects in Sri Lanka. It was also a reflection of the shared commitment to further strengthen people-to-people ties between India and Sri Lanka, which lies at the heart of the bilateral relationship. High Commissioner recalled the words of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his visit to Sri Lanka in 2015, in which he had said that, the future he dreams for India is also a future that he wants for the neighbours. Regular commercial flights between Chennai and Jaffna are scheduled to start from early next month.

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