October, 20, 2020
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the proposal presented by Minister of Tourism to completely restructure the Colombo Flight Information Region, the state information office said.
"The area of Colombo Flight Information Region is nearly 25 times the total land area of Sri Lanka. Airport and aviation Services Limited is responsible for providing quality navigational services within the aviation information zone."
"Accordingly, in the future, Sri Lanka will have to maintain the services to meet the expected capacity demand in the AsiaPacific region, as well as the aviation procedures and related infrastructure facilities in line with the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization," the proposal said.
"Therefore, the existing airline structure in the Colombo Flight Information Region needs to be adjusted immediately to meet the current needs in line with the International Civil Aviation Organization's concept of "uninterrupted navigational services," it added.
"Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Minister of Tourism to completely reorganize the Colombo Flight Information Region subsequent to a study, and to obtain the services of an integrated specialist consultancy service for the study."