Sri Lanka has inked an Air Service Agreement with Serbia in a bid to develop air service and tourism, and to utilize the Mattala airport.

Accordingly, the Cabinet had given the nod to the proposal made by Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Nimal Siripala de Silva and the agreement has already been signed at the official level by an accredited representative of Sri Lanka.

Serbia has already entered into multilateral air agreements with 13 countries of the European Union.

The Government stated that the agreement would help the Mattala International Airport to be utilized properly by allowing Serbian aircraft to access and fly to other countries via the airport.