A SriLankan Airlines flight, which was bound for Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) from Kuwait was diverted to the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Airport in Mattala this morning.

The aircraft, Flight UL230, was diverted to Mattala due to the misty conditions that prevailed in the area at the time.

However, the aircraft later took off from Mattala and has now safely landed at BIA.