Construction work of the runway of the Sri Lanka’s second International Airport at Mattala in the Hambantota District in the South of Sri Lanka has been completed. This airport is being constructed in a rural village which was called as "the village in the wild" in many novels like 'Baddegama' The new airport is being constructed in a plot of land of 2000 hectares at a cost of US$. 209 million. Mattala International Airport is one of the largest projects being carried out by the government.
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