New Airports to build in Sri Lanka

Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation said an airport was to be constructed in Haputale under a scheme to develop domestic air travel in the country very soon. As per the budge reading there are 4 new airports to be build in Srilanka for focusing more into tourism and local transport. Such as Haputale, Puttalam, Hinguragoda and Kandy.

As stated, above 4 highlight locations are main attraction of tourist itinerary, therefore the government is more focus to setting up these airport to boost the tourism segment in Sri Lanka to handle 4 Million travelers by 2020.

The airport would consist of a brand new airport terminal and a runway which would measure 1.2 km in length and 75 m in width. The cost of the project was estimated to be in the region of Rs. 700 million. The airport would be a boon to the area frequented by tourists, both local and foreign who visit Ella, Bandarawela, Nuwara-eliya, Badulla and Diyathalawa.

But in most common observation, only a small portion of the tourist are using the air travels between the domestic locations and majority of the tourist arrive is sort of budget tourist; who likes to explore srilanka at low cost and get more experience.

Therefore as my thought is about to improve the road transport such as improve the quality of roads and introduce new discipline government Buses (SLTB), increasing number of trains between the main destinations, create new railway lines to cover all over sri lanka to cater faster train service and introducing metro in main cities to avoid traffics in urban.

But in overall, all these development programme would be cost to government and increasing more financial burden to Srilanka for short term.

List of Airports in Sri Lanka

City Airport Code Airport Name
Koggala KCT Koggala Airport
Minneriya MNH Minneriya Airport
Wirawila WRZ Wirawila Airport
Kandy KDW Vic Resevour Kandy Airport
Trincomalee TRR China Bay Airport
Gal Oya GOY Amparai Airport
Colombo CMB Bandaranayake Airport
Sigiriya GIU Sigiriya Slaf Base Airport
Katukurunda KTY Katukurunda Slaf Base Airport
Dambula DBU Dambulu Oya Tank Airport
Hatton NUF Castlereigh Reservoir Airport
Dickwella DIW Mawella Lagoon Airport
Bentota River BJT Bentota River Airport
Ampara ADP Ampara Airport
Batticaloa BTC Batticaloa Airport
Hingurakgoda HIM Hingurakgoda Airport
Mahaweli KDY Mahaweli Airport
Ampara AFK Kondavattavan Tank Airport
Katugastota KDZ Polgolla Reservoir Airport
Kelaniya KEZ Kelaniya River Airport
Jaffna JAF Kankesanturai Airport
Anuradhapura ACJ Anuradhapura Airport


Discount upto 50% for American Express Credit card in Hotels in Sri Lanka

American Express Credit Cards announces a range of promotions in leading hotels around the island with an attractive discounts upto 50%,

See below tablet for hotel details and discounts

Hotel Offer Validity
Saffron & Blue by Jetwing, Kasgoda 50% Savings
Jetwing Lagoon 25% Savings
Galle Heritage Villa by Jetwings, Talpe 20% Savings
The Three by Jetwings, Ahangama 20% Savings
Landesi by Jetwing 20% Savings
Villa 700 20% Savings
Heritance Ahungala 30% Savtngs
Heriance Kandalama 25% Savings
Earl Regency 25% Savings
Bandarawala Hotel 25% Savings
The Sands, Kalutara 25% Savings
Amethyst Resort, Passikudha 25% Savings
Heritage Hotel, Anuradhapura 35% Savings 1st to 30th April 2015
Club Plam Bay 35% Savings 1st March to 30th April 2015
Peacock Beach Hotel, Hambantota 35% Saving 30th April 2015
Vivanta by Taj, Bentota 25% Savings 8th Jan to 30th April 2015
Elephant Reach Hotel, Yala 40% Saving 1st March to 30th April 2015
Queens Hotel, Kandy 40% Saving 1st March to 13th April 2015
Hotel Pledge 3, Negombo 25% Saving 1st March to 30th August 2015
Hikkaduwa Beach Hotel 40% Saving 1st March to 31st March 2015
Hotel Suisse, Kandy 40% Savings 1st March to 13th April 2015
Jetwing Yala 25% Savings
Roman Beach, Hikkaduwa 30% Savings 30th April 2015
Roman Lake Balapitiya 30% Savings 30th April 2015
Pigeon Island Beach Resort Nilaveli 30% Savings 1st Jan to 30th June 2015
Kithul Kanda, Padukka 30% Savings 1st Jan to 30th June 2015
Ranna 212, Tangalle 25% Savings
Kalu’s Hideaway, Udawalawa 25% Saving
Harldra Resort and Spa Wadduwa 20% Savings 20th December to 30th April 2015
Fisherman’s Bay Welyjama 20% Saving 1st March to 31st March 2015
Lagoon Paradise Beach Resort, Tangalle 10% Savings till 1st April 2015


For more information on validity dates and terms & conditions call (011) 4 4141.41 or visit

Terms & Conditions as below

  1. The promotion is open to all American Express® Credit Cards issued by Nations Trust Bank PLC (excluding Corporate Cards)
  2. The promotion is valid for bookings made & stays confirmed during specified period (inclusive of both days).
  3. One Cardmember is eligible for a maximum of 2 rooms per hotel per booking. However the number of nights can be differed on availability.
  4. Savings will be applicable for Double or Triple rooms booked only on Half or Full board basis. However there will be exceptions on the below properties.
  5. At Club Palm Bay,Fisherman’s Bay the saving valid only on FB basis.
  6. At Hotel Pledge3 offer valid only for platinum card members.
  7. Rooms will be given on a first come first served basis, strictly subject to availability & confirmation.
  8. The card member(s) is/are to settle the total bill via American Express Credit Card to be eligible for the savings.
  9. Savings applicable on local room rates and valid for Sri Lankans and Expatriates only.
  10. Offer is not valid for online bookings and long weekends.
  11. Reservations to be made in advance by calling the specified numbers. An advance payment is to be made by the Card member using his/her Nations Trust Bank, American Express Credit Card at the time of the reservation. The savings is not applicable for pre confirmed bookings made prior to the respective launch dates.
  12. Standard Child Policy, Cancellation policy & Peak Supplements of the Properties will continue to apply.
  13. Limited number of rooms available.
  14. The type of rooms available (Single/ Double/Triple) and the basis on which it is offered (BB /HB/FB) will be in accordance with the standard policy of the individual property.
  15. The offers cannot be exchanged for cash and/or used in conjunction with any other promotional programs or offers provided by service establishments involved in this promotion.
  16. Nations Trust Bank PLC reserves the right to withdraw, modify or change all or any of the rules, terms & conditions applicable to this promotion at any given time without prior notice.
  17. If any dispute arises regarding any of the terms and conditions contained herewith, the decision of the respective service establishment & Nations Trust Bank PLC shall be final.
  18. Nations Trust Bank PLC accepts no liability for the quality of goods and services provided by the service establishments involved in this promotion since the Bank is not the supplier of such goods and services.
  19. The General Credit Card terms and conditions will continue to apply.
  20. The promotion is bound by the terms & conditions of the respective service establishment and Nations Trust Bank PLC.

Notes/ Abbrevations:

Type of Room – Single/ Double/ Triple

Basis Booked – Bed & Breakfast / Full Board/ Half Board

Discount upto 50%  for American Express Credit card  in Hotels in Sri Lanka
Discount upto 50% for American Express Credit card in Hotels in Sri Lanka