Bandaranayake International Airport (BIA) that was closed for about three months for overlaying of runway during day time was declared opened for operations by Hon. Nimal Siripala De Silva - Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation on 06.04.2017.
This project was conducted by Kethik Company of China under the consultancy of National Aero Technology International Company of Netherland at a cost Rs. 7.2 billion.
This occasion was graced by a large number of dignitaries including Hon. Ashok Abesinghe – Deputy Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Officers of such Ministry, Ministers and Diplomats.