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Sri Lanka PM wants to privatize SriLankan Airlines

I propose that the loss making Sri Lankan Airlines be privatized

May 16, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka Railway promises normal operations, union leader says no

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May 5, 2022 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines explains plan to lease newer used aircraft

The lease premiums may still be cheaper than existing aircraft after a sovereign downgrade

May 3, 2022 12 min read

Sri Lanka ex-PM who failed to privatize SriLankan Airlines brings up sale idea in opposition

He said this organization is making losses and needs to be sold

May 1, 2022 3 min read
Sri Lanka's China backed port visited by top Japan foreign officers

Sought information relating to port activity and the economy of the southern part of Sri Lanka

Amid fuel shortage, SriLankan flights diverted to Mattala to "manage" fuel at BIA - official

"We allowed some flights to come and refuel at Mattala as well because BIA's fuel was finishing faster"

SriLankan Airlines asked delay aircraft lease plan by COPE

As a start all timelines would be extended by 3 months

April 26, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka in talks for USD 1 bln from budget airlines - State Minister

"This a private sector sponsored project to bring in 1 billion dollars to the country through budget airline tourism"

April 21, 2022 2 min read
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SriLankan Airlines says made profit in March 2022 quarter

Says also made profits in December 2021

April 19, 2022 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines US$175mn bond downgraded to C by Fitch

The 7 percent bond issued by SriLankan matures in 2024 and carries a government guarantee

April 14, 2022 4 min read

SriLankan Airlines seeks to lease up to 21 aircraft

The business plan of the airline necessitates a 35-aircraft-strong fleet by 2025

April 14, 2022 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines suspends flights to Russia from March 28

"SriLankan will continue to monitor the situation in Russia, and hopes to restart operations once conditions improve."

March 28, 2022 1 min read
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Sri Lanka's China-backed port visited by Defence Attachés

USA, Maldives, France, Germany, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland

March 20, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa, Indian PM Modi meet ahead of USD 1 bln credit line deal

The USD 1 billion credit line is expected to be signed during Rahjapaksa's visit, which was postponed twice.

March 16, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka raises bus fares 15-pct after rupee collapse

The minimum fare had gone up from 17 to 20 rupees

March 15, 2022 1 min read

Maldivian to fly to Sri Lanka's Ratmalana airport

First international flights to Ratmalana in 50 years

March 11, 2022 1 min read
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SriLankan partners with Manta Air to connect Maldives tourist islands

Partnering with Manta Air will create new opportunities of travel for our valuable customers - SriLankan

Neshella Perera
March 7, 2022 2 min read

No PCR tests for Sri Lanka bound travelers from March 01: SriLankan

Fully vaccinated travellers are those who had taken a second dose at least two week before departure

February 28, 2022 2 min read

Qatar Airways resumes fifth daily flight to Sri Lanka

Qatar Airways becomes the first operator to resume pre-pandemic level daily flights

February 25, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka Ports Authority to waive penalties for delayed containers as dollar bites

"We can’t even be sure of the exact number of requested waivers as we have received many in a short period.’’

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
February 23, 2022 2 min read
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UAE removes rapid PCR requirement for travellers from Sri Lanka, other countries

A six-hour rapid PCR test was required for passengers departing from countries in the region.

Mahadiya Hamza
February 23, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Hayleys Free Zone says waste containers re-exported to UK

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February 21, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka warned of 'kota uda' vehicles as forex crisis bites spare parts

If the transportation sector grinds to a halt, that would have a severe impact on exports and tourism

February 18, 2022 2 min read
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SriLankan Airlines pilots on industrial action over 189 dollar rate, salary cuts

There is gap between official and unofficial exchange rates

February 15, 2022 3 min read
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Sri Lanka based Expolanka Holdings net up 400-pct

Freight rates elevated

January 28, 2022 1 min read
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Sri Lanka's fuel crisis will not impact aviation services: minister

Steps have been taken to ensure the services provided to SriLankan Airlines are never disrupted, the minister said.

January 20, 2022 1 min read
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