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Two flights diverted to Mattala

Two flights due to land at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) yesterday were diverted to the Mattala International Airport due to the bad weather, the BIA sources said.

The sources also said that Flight UL 122 from Chennai was scheduled to land at the BIA at 11.20 am while UL 708 from Seychelles was scheduled to land at 11.25 am were diverted to the second International Airport in the country.

The sources also said that the two flights would return to the BIA as soon as the weather conditions improved.