The expanded airstrip at Iranamadu, once used by the LTTE for its air operations, was declare open by Sri Lanka today.
The runway can handle aircraft such as the Hercules C-130 and Antonov AN-32.
Following the end of the war the airstrip was reconstructed and declared open in 2011 for light aircraft.
The LTTE had constructed a 600m long runway at the same site and destroyed it using bulldozers, prior to the Army retaking Iranamadu.
The reconstructed runway extends up to 1500m.