Customs strike delays flights at Sri Lanka’s airport

Colombo, Dec 16 (IANS) A strike by customs officials at the country’s main airport resulted in several international flights being delayed from Colombo on Wednesday, the media reported.

Sri Lanka’s national airline carrier, Sri Lankan Airlines, said its flights to London, Beijing, Singapore and Lahore were delayed, Xinhua report.

The delays occurred because customs officials went on a wild cat strike to protest their bags being subjected to checks upon their arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

The strike, however, was called off by Wednesday afternoon and officials said flights will operate as scheduled.

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