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Sri Lankan Suspends Sydney Service  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 391 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 10 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1446 times:

UL have suspended their Australian operations till October 31st Smile

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User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1536 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 20 hours ago) and read 1417 times:

Even when they do resume service to Sydney, will they be able to sustain it? Not many people are too keen on flying into Colombo now. Eventhough, the sucurity at the airport has been stenghtened some 3 times! (news from a friend who flew out from Colombo on 2/8/01)

Passengers flying out now from CMB, have to stop some 10km away from the airport and then they will be transported there by army vans. They have to endure some 3 checkpoints (ids, passport shown) before entering the checkin hall! Not to mention the airport itself is surrounded by some 100+ army personnel.

The airport itself is now almost unpreganable, a bit like Fort Alcatrez! I can't see any danger now...

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User currently offlineSoundtrack From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1392 times:

Who wants to travel through a place like this with this kind of 'feel'?

It may have beautiful beaches - but so do many other countries... this security is necessary, but its a killer to the vacationing mind.

Its very unwelcoming to have to go through the above!

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