A SriLankan Airlines flight to South Korea returned to Colombo’s Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport after encountering a technical issue, roughly two hours into the trip.

According to the SriLankan Airlines’s media division, UL-470 departed the Bandaranaike International Airport for Incheon Airport with 144 passengers and 15 crew members on board at 6:20 pm yesterday. 

However, a technical problem forced the aircraft to return to Katunayake Airport at 8:10 pm.

The airline is currently working on rebooking the passengers on a different flight to South Korea.