Colombo: An Emirates flight carrying 500 people from Sydney to Dubai made an emergency landing in the Sri Lankan capital on Friday due to a "technical fault".
The Emirates Airbus A380 was diverted to Colombo and landed safely, an airport spokesman said.
"Emirates flight EK413 from Sydney to Dubai...was diverted to Colombo due to a technical fault," the airline said in a statement without giving details about the nature of the problem.
"The aircraft landed safely at the Bandaranaike International Airport and passengers were transferred to other Emirates flights," the Emirates statement said and apologised to passengers for any inconvenience.
Fire fighting crew and emergency units had been placed on stand by.
"We were told of a technical fault with the airport and they were coming in for an emergency landing," the airport spokesman said. "No one was hurt and an investigation is underway."