State-run SriLankan Airlines has apologized to passengers who were stranded as multiple aircraft were grounded at the same time.
The airline said it has strict procedures which requires aircraft to be grounded when technical issues are discovered.
“Unfortunately, in this case we suffered a number of groundings at the same time,” the airline said.
“We apologize for the disruption and inconvenience caused and assure all our loyal customers that we are working diligently to minimize such occurrences moving forward.”
The airline said it was booking passengers on other airlines while some have been accommodated at hotels.