Ampara Airport

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Ampara Airport
අම්පාර ගුවන්තොටුපළ
அம்பாறை விமான நிலையம்
SLAF Ampara Crest.jpg
SLAF Ampara crest
Airport type Military/Public
Owner Government of Sri Lanka
Operator Sri Lanka Air Force
Serves Ampara
Location Gal Oya, Sri Lanka
In use 1989 - present
Commander C. Wickramaratne
Elevation AMSL 46 m / 159 ft
Coordinates 07°20′15.70″N 81°37′32.20″E / 7.3376944°N 81.6256111°E / 7.3376944; 81.6256111Coordinates: 07°20′15.70″N 81°37′32.20″E / 7.3376944°N 81.6256111°E / 7.3376944; 81.6256111
ADP is located in Sri Lanka
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 1,097 3,600 Asphalt

Ampara Airport (Sinhalese: අම්පාර ගුවන්තොටුපළ, Tamil: அம்பாறை விமான நிலையம்) (IATA: ADPICAO: VCCG) is an air force base and domestic airport in Gal Oya in south eastern Sri Lanka.[1][2] Located approximately 7 km (4.3 mi) north west of the town of Ampara, the airport is also known as Gal Oya Airport and SLAF Ampara.


An air strip in Gal Oya near Uhana was built in the 1950s by the Gal Oya Development Board.[3] A Sri Lanka Air Force detachment from SLAF Katunayake moved onto the air strip on 19 December 1989.[4] The Regimental Training Center opened at the base in July 2000.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
FitsAir Colombo-Ratmalana (charter)
Helitours Colombo-Ratmalana


  1. ^ "VCCG GAL - OYA / Amparai". Aeronautical Information Services of Sri Lanka, Airport & Aviation Services. 
  2. ^ "GOY - Airport". Great Circle Mapper. 
  3. ^ "Sri Lankan Aviation History". Ministry of Civil Aviation, Sri Lanka. 
  4. ^ a b "History of Air Force Ampara". Sri Lanka Air Force. Archived from the original on 21 December 2007. 

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