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January 6, 2017: Sri Lanka - Runway renovations at Colombo airport.

The main runway of Bandaranaike International Airport near Colombo, Sri Lanka, will be closed for renovation from 8h30 to 16h30 from January 6 to April 6, 2017. This results in a change in the international flight schedules, delays at the security checkpoint and the check-in counters (the check-in counters will also be closed an hour before departure) and congestion in the traffic around the airport.

Early July 2016: Sri Lanka - End of air routes to Europe.

Sri Lanka Airlines announces it will stop shortly the nonstop flights between Bandaranaike International Airport of Colombo and the airports of Paris (early November) and Frankfurt (late October). In April, it had already stopped flying between Colombo and Rome. For European travelers to Sri Lanka, the only available nonstop flights will be those of Sri Lanka Airlines to/from London Heathrow, those of KLM to/from Amsterdam, those of NEOS to/from Milan and seasonally those of Austrian Airlines to/ from Vienna and those of Thomson Airways (London Gatwick, Helsinki, and Stockholm). Other European flights to Colombo stop in Doha or Abu Dhabi.

May 2016: Sri Lanka - Torrential rains.

During ten days, heavy rains, the worst ones in 25 years, caused floods and landslides in the country. Several roads were cut off. Hundreds of thousands of people in the capital Colombo and in the countryside had to be evacuated. At least a hundred people were killed. The ministries of Foreign Affairs of France and the United Kingdom warned tourists to exercise caution. 


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