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Sri Lanka will import air traffic controllers from neighbouring India to prevent a shutdown of international flights in case local unions strike, the airport chief said Thursday. Sri Lanka will import air traffic controllers from neighbouring India to prevent a shutdown of international flights in case local unions strike, the airport chief said Thursday. A handful of Indians will be brought to Sri Lanka’s only international airport to be deployed if talks with the unions breakdown and lead to a work stoppage, M.L.M. Hizbullah said.

“Our negotiations with the unions are still on and in the meantime we are getting the Indians as an emergency measure,” Hizbullah said.

Sri Lankan air traffic controllers threatened to go on strike last week in a move that could have grounded international flights to and from the island. The unions says talks over pay and working conditions remain inconclusive.-AFP