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Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena (R) and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghea (L) Photo -S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

A top taskforce is in talks with consultancy firms from the US, UK and Malaysia, to draw up bid documents, offering a private stake in the countrys international airport.
ldblquote We are trying to identify a consultant to work with the Sri Lankan team to develop Expressions of Interest (EOI) and Request For Proposal (RFP) documents
dblquote , Chairman of a Taskforce on Airport Development, Ratna Sivaratnam told Lanka Business Online in an interview.rn

rnThe team is already in talks with the British Commonwealth Secretariat and the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).rn

rnldblquote Once the EOI and RFP documents are ready, bids can be called on a competitive basis. We can come up with the documents by December this year
dblquote .rn

rnPrivatisation of the Bandaranaike International Airport has been on the cards as a phase three of ongoing expansion efforts, on the basis of a private-public partnership.rn

rnThis includes expansion of the terminal building and a second runway that can accommo