SLAF opens K’nochchi airstrip
Sri Lanka Air Force yesterday opened an airstrip in the former LTTE
stronghold of Killinochchi with the landing of a Y12 aircraft. Air Force
Commander Air Marshall Harsha Abeywickrema was on board the aircraft.
This airstrip is situated seven kilometres away from the A 09 road
and about a km off the Security Forces Headquarters in Killinochchi. The
area in which the airstrip was developed by the SLAF had been utilized
by the LTTE for training its cadres. .
This airstrip, to be referred as the Killinochchi airstrip will
enable the SLAF’s commercial arm, Helitours to carry out routine
commercial flights to Killinochchi from the Ratmalana Airbase.
The introductory price of one way ticket to Killinochchi will be Rs
7,500.00. According to Sri Lanka Air Force sources, the biggest and the
longest airstrip used by the LTTE at Iranamadu is being reconstructed by