Due to the economic and political crisis in Sri Lanka, more than 120 flights to that country have landed at Kerala airports. Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, who took over the duties of the acting president, declared that the country’s president Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives and declared a state of emergency. In this background, more than 120 flights to reach Sri Lanka have been diverted to Kerala. These flights landed at Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi airports in Kerala.
Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia appreciated the timely decision taken by the airport authorities in Kerala. He was praised for going above and beyond the call of duty by allowing more than 120 flights for technical landing. Scindia opined that this move will go a long way in strengthening our relations with the neighboring country.
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He appreciated Trivandrum and Kochi Airports for helping Sri Lanka caught up in the crisis to this extent. “These airports have gone above and beyond their call of duty by allowing more than 120 flights bound for Sri Lanka to make technical landings. This will go a long way in deepening our relations with our neighbours,” Scindia tweeted.
Kudos Trivandrum & Kochi airports for demonstrating the Indian spirit of वसुधिव कुटुम्बकम्!
The airports have gone beyond their call of duty by allowing technical landing to 120+ aircraft bound for Sri Lanka. The gesture will go a long way in furthering ties with our neighbor.
— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) July 13, 2022