I found this video of the CAD model of the Hambantota Airport the other day. If the airport being built would look even close to the one modelled in the video, it should be pretty awesome.
I still don’t understand the economics behind this project though. It’s more than 200 km from Colombo and is very very deep south, isolated from the rest of the country. So, why would airlines choose an isolated airport over Katunayake.
Maybe in the long term, when more people settled down in Hambantota, it would become useful but for now, I donow!