Cabinet yesterday approved entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of India to upgrade the Jaffna International Airport in Palaly with a grant of Rs.300 million.
Measures have already been taken to develop the Jaffna International Airport in Palaly and regional international flights have also begun from the Jaffna International Airport.
The Government of India has agreed to provide a grant of Rs. 300 million for this purpose, which is expected to be used to improve facilities in the areas of airport terminal modification, electricity supply and utility and transit services.
Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Prasanna Ranatunga to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding for the Development of Jaffna International Airport with the Government of India.