A specialist from Rome has been brought
down along with the necessary mechanical parts to restore the
damaged radar at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA),
sources told The Nation.
“We have got down the necessary spare parts from a manufacturer
in Rome. A specialist on the subject arrived in the country on
Friday,” sources said.
Meanwhile, air traffic controllers, with the remaining secondary
antenna, are using an alternative method called Procedure
Control to guide aircraft, at the BIA.
Referring to the Piduruthalagala antenna, the official stated
that its damage is a serious structural damage and the necessary
mechanical parts would have to be specially redesigned and
manufactured. Hence, the repair of this antenna would take much