Minister Prasanna Ranatunga says the airport is expected to be reopened for tourists from the 26th of December.
Accordingly, the tourism industry will resume in compliance to guidelines introduced by the health authorities to prevent the spread of Covid-19, he said.
The minister made these remarks speaking to media persons while in Baddegama.
Tourism industry was adversely affected in the wake of the Easter Sunday terror attacks last year and the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, Minister Ranatunga pointed out.
“Hence, we are now in the process of making arrangements to resume the tourism industry,” he said adding that the airport is expected to be reopened from the 26th of this month.