Boeing carrying 230 passengers from Netherland arrives at Mattala (Photos)

The special aircraft, Boeing 767-300ER, carrying around 230 passengers from Nederland, arrived at the Mattala International Airport today.

Airport officials said that passengers who are the crew of a vessel anchored at the Galle harbour had been permitted to arrive at the airport for special humanitarian reasons.

They were taken to the Galle harbour after being subjected to disinfection procedures at the airport.

Meanwhile, another 53 persons on board the vessel were brought to the Mattala airport to fly them to Netherland. They are scheduled to leave the country tonight, airport officials said.

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