Serbia, which is an upper middle income country, makes a vast contribution to its economy through tourism and has entered into multilateral air agreements with 13 countries in the European Union.
The Government observed that the air service relations of Serbia would be helpful in the development of air service and tourism in Sri Lanka.
The Government feels the Mattala International Airport can be fruitfully utilized through allowing Serbian aircrafts to access and fly to other countries via this airport.
Therefore, a proposal made by Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, to sign and enforce the Air Service Agreement, which has already been signed in the official level by an accredited representative of Sri Lanka, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. (Colombo Gazette)