27th March 2013, www.lankabusinessonline.com
Sri Lanka's second international airport in Mattala, has started cargo operations, with exporters offered a 10 percent discount, state-run SriLankan Airlines said.
The first 900 kilograms of cargo made up garment accessories left for Chennai.
SriLankan Airlines said cargo from Mattala will get a 10 percent discount and carriage to Colombo was 20 US cents a kilogram.
Mattala has a 5,000 square meter terminal.
The Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport opened last week.