Aircraft leaves Sri Lanka illegally

Aircraft leaves Sri Lanka illegally

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

06 Jan, 2019 | 5:21 pm

Colombo (News1st): An aircraft carrying foreign businessmen that landed in the country has reportedly departed illegally. The aircraft with businessmen from China, Singapore, and Hong Kong had arrived on the island on the 3rd of January.

The aircraft that initially landed at the Bandaranaike International Airport had obtained special permission from the Ministry of Defence to take off and land at the Trincomalee China Bay air force base runaway. The businessmen had then departed the country in the same flight directly from the Trincomalee China Bay air force base, without taking off from an international airport.

According to the country’s civil aviation laws, an international aircraft can only leave the country via an international airport in the country. Thereby the aircraft had left the country without proper approval.

It was reported that the aircraft had left the countries airspace using a pass issued by the Immigration and Emigration Department for ships.

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