Lanka, Australia direct flights soon
The Civil Aviation Ministry will commence direct flights to Australia
Discussions in this regard was held between External Affairs Deputy
Minister Neomal Perera and Australian Immigration and Citizenship
Minister Chris Bowen.
The Air Services Agreement in this regard was signed by Minister
Bowen and Civil Aviation Minister Priyankara Jayaratne at the External
Affairs Ministry yesterday. Deputy Minister Perera said direct flights
to Australia had been suspended since the 1950s.
It has been reported that a flight service similar to 'seaplane
service' was being operated before 1950s.