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Hambantota is a town in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka.


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  • 1 Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI IATA Hambantota Airport), Airport Road, Mattala (From Hambantota Town 23km North), +94 47 203 1000. An international airport that opened in 2013. MRIA was opened in March 2013 by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who ordered the construction of the airport. Initially, several airlines flew to the airport, including SriLankan Airlines which established a hub. However, due to low demand, most of these airlines left Mattala. As of June 2018 there are no scheduled flights from the airport. It has been called "The World's Emptiest International Airport" due to its low number of flights despite the large size of the airport. Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (Q652678) on Wikidata Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport on Wikipedia

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  • 1 Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium. Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium (Q1684285) on Wikidata Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium on Wikipedia






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