This page discusses issues relevant
to Sri Lanka and some of the topics are discussed in sub pages along with
International Airport formally known as Colombo Airport was built by British in
the mid 1940's. During the time the airport was called Royal Airport Katunatyaka
(RAF). The sole purpose of building this Airport by British to replace their
lost airports in India, Pakistan and Nepal. Primarily the airport was used as an
air force base and supply center for the aircrafts engaged in World War II.
After the independence (i.e. 1948) the Royal Ceylon Air Force formed and they
expanded their air power by establishing the headquarters at Katunayaka.
In 1983 the airport was renovated and expanded further to facilitate more
passengers. These include new terminal building, Navigational Services Complex (NSC)
and ICAO category III navigational equipment. These improvements to the airport
had tremendously encourage more civil aircrafts to be used as a staging post to
rest crews and passengers of aircraft in transits.