Water Birds

Ishara S. Kodikara | AFP | Getty Images Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, center, speaks to supporters at the prime minister's official residence in Colombo on December 16, 2018, after he was reappointed as prime minister by Sri Lanka's president, the same man who fired him from the job nearly two months ago.

SriLankan Airlines will float its amphibious planes in November, whisking visitors off the runway and over ocean to the hills or as far off as Trincomalee in a fraction of the time.
ldblquote We will be starting our float plane operations in November this winter season. It will include two amphibious aircraft that can take off and land on both runways and water
dblquote , Head of Commercial at SriLankan Airlines, G T Jeyaseelan said. rn

rnSri Lanka is trying to remodel itself beyond it beaches, the traditional sun, surf and sand, to a more exotic experience for niche, high net worth travellers. rn

rnBut poor infrastructure and endless off-putting hours on the road from the airport to key destinations, have been a thorn in the side of industry efforts.rn

rnldblquote Id like to see the (floatplane) service develop. I think some of our visitors to Sri Lanka who come on a 12 hour flight from Europe would like to be whisked up to Kandy in half an hour rather than spending four hours in a car or coach