Jul 11, 2018

Mattala airport at risk after scanners removed

The only scanner that was installed at the entrance to the Mattala Airport passenger terminal to scan the luggage of passengers had been removed today and taken to the Katunayake Bandaranayake International Airport.

At the inception there were six scanners installed at the Mattala Airport complex at various locations and three of these scanners had been removed at various instances. With the removal of the scanner that was installed at the passenger terminal entrance, this is the 4th such scanner to be removed from Mattala.

The Mattala Airport staff pointed out that by the removal of these scanners, it poses a grave threat to the security of the Mattala Airport.


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