The contract is worth 41.55 billion Japanese yen and 35.135 billion rupees (about 565 million US dollars) and involves the Stage II, package A of the contract.
Under the project a new multi-level terminal building, two new piers and a link course will be built.
Sri Lanka’s main international airport in Katunayake is already operating over capacity.
The expansion will add the capacity to handle 9 million more passengers a year.
The airport is handling over 6 million passengers now though it was built to handle around 5 million persons a year. (Colombo/Feb20/2020)