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Lion Air passenger disembarkation in northern Sri Lanka continues today.
Excavation continues to this day at a site north of Si Lanka that is considered a tomb for the 48 people who were murdered 14 years ago when their Lion Air plane went down 10 min after taking off from Palaly Jaffna International Airfield. SSP Prishantha Jayakody said that the digs were being conducted today in pursuit of bodily remains of air travelers who had been interred at the site.
A LTTE squad in detention of the local authority had found that the corpses of 31 casualties were interred in the coastline of Kaddarimunai near Iranathivu in Poonaryn. By order of the court, a specialised staff consisting of the judge of Kilinochchi, the medical examiner of Colombo, Dr. Ananda Samarasekera, and a number of scientific and archeological specialists were sent to carry out the execution.
On Sunday, however, the Sonderteam, which explored the site, could not find any people. Today the work continues under the auspices of the Kilinochchi Magistrate and the supplementary District Judge M.I. Wahabdeen. Work has been slowed down by the large part of the area where the corpses are located.
Jayakody SSP has said that a specific safety precaution has been taken in the area where the digging was made. Lion Air's unfortunate 602 Lion Air trip from Palestine to Ratmalana with 48 civilians and 8 crews, among them two Ukranian planes, was lost over Iranativu Island on 29 September 1998.
The LTTE terrorist group was thought to have launched a rocket assault on the Antonov-24 only ten moments after it was launched from Palaly. A former LTTE insurgent of the Police Terrorist Investigations Division (TID) recently admitted that the aircraft was launched by a LTTE rocketry.
Lion Air, Indonesia's airline, chases Southern Asia flights
YAKARTA -- Lion Air Group uncovered attempts to create itineraries in the large southern Asia towns on Tuesday as Indonesia's biggest privately owned carrier confirms a contract with Boeing for 50 new narrowbody planes valued at an estimate of $6.24 billion. Lion's Malaysia-based Malindo Air already operates 11 services a day to Southeast Asia.
However, the mother corporation, which concentrates on Indonesia, now also wants to establish links to towns such as Mumbai, New Delhi, Colombo, Kathmandu, Karachi and Dhaka. "The South Asian economies are booming," Rusdi Kirana, who co-founded the lion with Kusnan Kirana, said to journalists on Tuesday. "Travellers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka - many of them are now joining ASEAN," he added, citing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, of which Indonesia is the biggest member.
Popular ASEAN travelers among southern Asia's most popular travelers are Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's Penang State and the Bali Isle of Indonesia, said Rusdi Kirana. However, there is also an increase in the number of corporate travel deals as Indonesia increases export to India and Pakistan. Leo will soon start flying directly from Jakarta to Colombo, said Rusdi Kirana.
However, the carrier has a bigger goal, namely to expand an aerodrome in the Indonesian North Sumatra region into a major hubs. Kirana, who has acted as a helper for Widodo, said he plans to use Silangit as a point of passage for air travel between South Asia and Southeast Asia. This would also help Indonesia to make Lake Toba one of the country's new tourism attractions.
Plans for new South Asian destinations still require the consent of regional regulators. The Lion order for 50 of the 737 Max 10 from Boeing, the latest and biggest narrowbody airplane from the US manufacturer, was valid. Last year, the carrier committed itself to the 6.24 billion dollars at the Paris Air Show, but only acknowledged this at the Tuesday news in Jakarta.
"Dinesh Keskar, Boeing's Asia Pacific and India Regional Operations Manager, said Lion is one of the Paris based launches Group's clients. "The airline has ordered 458 Boeing jets since 2007, said Keskar, of which only 220 have made it. Leo made 2011 news with the biggest order ever for Boeing in a $21. 7 billion deal for 230 panels, whose signature ceremonies were witnessed by then-U. S. President Barack Obama on Bali.
Mr Kirana said he hopes that the recent agreement will improve America's balance of payments with Indonesia. Donald Trump put Indonesia on his charts as one of 16 nations with which the USA has a trading shortfall. Lion, which is not quoted on the stock exchange, has kept its business activities and finances secret.
On Tuesday Kirana said that the carrier will be paying for the latest Boeing acquisition with loan from overseas bankers - mainly from Europe, but also from China, Japan and Korea. Aside from new southern Asia itineraries, Kirana said Lion Air Group is planning to set up a new carrier outside Indonesia despite refusing to reveal the state.
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