- Published on Monday, 06 February 2012 11:39
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A delegation from Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry has requested the Sri Lankan High Commissioner in New Delhi, Mr Prasad Kariyawasam for an early introduction of international flight service between Colombo and Madurai.
The Indian Daily “the Hindu” reported that the delegation was accompanied by Mr B. Manicka Tagore, Member of Parliament from Virudhunagar, and they submitted a memorandum urging for an arrangement for diversion of any other flight by Sri Lankan Airlines for operation between Madurai and Colombo or for connecting Madurai in any other existing service by Sri Lankan Airlines till such time Sri Lankan Airlines is able to deploy a new aircraft for the purpose.
In the memorandum the Chamber has pointed out that around 1,200 passengers per week travel from southern districts of Tamil Nadu to Colombo. The memorandum has also recalled the assurance given by the Chairman of Sri Lankan Airlines Mr Nishantha Wickramasinghe during his recent visit to Tiruchi to implement the proposal and arrange for the introduction of the flight at the earliest. (niz)