A statement issued by Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka for all airlines

Communication No 16



Further to Communication 15, all online and offline carriers are informed that according to instructions received from Sri Lanka Health Authorities, all international Airports in Sri Lanka will continue to be closed for the operation of inbound international commercial passenger flights ie arrivals) until  2359hrs  on  7  This closure will be reviewed by the Sri Lankan Authorities. April 2020 (local time in Sri Lanka). 

During the closure period the following will be permitted:

  1. Aircraft Departures with passengers originating from Colombo, Stop overs, transit passengers or visiting tourists. 
  2. Emergency Diversions to BIA
  3. Freighter Operations and humanitarian flights to BIA
  4. Technical landings at BIA 
  5. Inbound ferry flights (without passengers) at BIA 

Airlines are strictly instructed to follow the above instructions and the other instructions sent previously contained in communications 1-15.