Sri Lankan transport minister: Arrest of Aeroflot aircraft is a monstrous mistake In June, a Sri Lankan court banned an Aeroflot aircraft from leaving the country following a complaint by an Irish leasing company. A few days later, the decision was canceled, but the Russian airline suspended flights to the island
Sri Lankan authorities apologize for the situation with the arrest of the Aeroflot aircraft in June of this year and guarantee that this will never happen again, said in an interview with RIA Novosti. during a visit to Moscow, the Minister of Transport of the country, Bandula Gunawardana.
He called the arrest of the plane “a monstrous mistake”; and indicated that the situation had been resolved. “The President, the Prime Minister and the entire government of Sri Lanka guarantee you that this will never happen again. We don't want to arrest any planes in Sri Lanka, — Gunawardana said.