Customs strike delays flights at Sri Lanka's airport

| Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 16:40
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Colombo airport

Customs protest their bags being subjected

Colombo:  A strike by customs officials at the country's main airport resulted in several international flights being delayed from Colombo on Wednesday, according to a media report.

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

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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