Amid the ongoing protests in Sri Lanka over the economic crisis, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday lauded the Trivandrum and Kochi airports in Kerala for making technical landings aimed at refuelling over 120 planes bound for the island nation was allowed.
Scindia said this gesture will go a long way in furthering ties with “our neighbour”.
“Kudos Trivandrum and Kochi airports for showcasing the Indian spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam! The airports have gone beyond their duty by allowing technical landings to 120+ aircraft bound for Sri Lanka. The gesture will go a long way in furthering the ties with our neighbour,” he wrote on the micro-blogging platform.
Sri Lanka, which is going through the worst economic crisis since independence from Britain in 1948, is also grappling with a shortage of diesel.
The island nation is currently witnessing unprecedented levels of inflation, almost depleting foreign exchange reserves, shortages of medical supplies and rising prices of basic commodities.