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Two allowed to send-off or receive at BIA

Passengers could bring two persons each to the arrival and departure lobbies of the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for a period of three hours with effect from today, BIA Duty manager said.

He said the decision was taken due to relaxing the security measures after bomb blasts that occurred in Colombo on Easter Sunday.

The Departure Terminal doors of the airport are open after 12.00 noon yesterday, he said.

"The two persons who wish to enter the Arrival Terminal should obtain tickets each (Rs. 300) from the counter with reference to the flight number and the passenger name or the arrival time," he said.

“Passengers entering the lobby of the Arrival Terminal can stay a maximum of three hours until the relevant passenger arrives,” he said.

"The surveillance cameras will monitor people 24 hours to monitor who overstay in the lobbies. They would be removed from the lobby by Airport Security personnel.

“Before entering to the Arrival Lobby, people would pass through security checkpoints,” he said.

(Daily Mirror)

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