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Aviation

Sri Lanka calls EOI to build flying training school at Eastern airport

Five hectares will be allocated on a 30-year lease for the flying training institute

October 1, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka budget carrier Fits Air to take wing on Oct 05

We need to show that an airline can be run well when privatized

September 26, 2022 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines to sponsor air tickets for children in need of overseas medical care

A doctor or specialist must issue a letter on the patient’s condition

September 19, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka Airlines billion dollar debt to be trimmed before sale

SriLankan has debt and arrears of US$1,046bn

August 30, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka to sell 49-percent stake of national carrier's catering, ground-handling units

The airline has racked up losses of 372 billion rupees since management control was taken from Emirates in 2009.

Sri Lanka to cut damage payments to passengers by domestic airlines

Montreal Convention had set a limit of around 60mn per passenger for death or injury

Sri Lanka jet fuel shortages costing SriLankan Airlines US$7mmn a month

To carry the extra fuel, we can't carry all the freight we like to into the country

Mahadiya Hamza
August 14, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka pro-govt legislator calls for privatisation of SriLankan Airlines

“We are a broken nation and we all need to get together and [uplift] the broken nation."

Neshella Perera
August 12, 2022 2 min read

SriLanka's state-run SriLankan Airlines pays bond interest after sovereign debt default

The government defaulted an interest payment of 78 million US dollar of a sovereign bond on May 19

July 26, 2022 2 min read

Saudi plane with Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa lands in Singapore

.he Saudi Air flight SV788 landed in Changi Airport at 1917 local time (1647 Sri Lanka Time)

July 14, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka aviation minister steps down, president orders probe

Aviation

July 6, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lankan Airlines loses Rs248bn in four months after soft-peg collapse

Forex loss Rs145bn

July 5, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to re-open Jaffna airport for international flights

The cabinet has given the approval to re-initiate the operation effecting from July 01,2022

June 28, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka faces risk of international airlines pullout after fuel notice

After June 28, 2022, aircraft will have to carry their return fuel according to the CA notice to airmen (NOTAM)

Mahadiya Hamza
June 28, 2022 2 min read
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Amid Chinese tourism shutdown, Sri Lanka says flights to and from Beijing to increase

Flights were restricted after Covid-19 pandemic outbreak in 2020.

June 20, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka court suspends enjoining order issued against Russian Aeroflot flight

The court will decide whether or not to issue an interim injunction, the sources added.

June 6, 2022 1 min read
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Aeroflot grounding lands Sri Lanka in diplomatic spat with Russia

Foreign Ministry say the matter is being considered through diplomatic channels

June 4, 2022 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines loses Rs170bn in 2021 amid soft-peg collapse

In the year to March 2022 finance costs went up to Rs122.5bn Rs35.6bn and unrealized forex losses were Rs47.7bn

June 4, 2022 2 min read
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Aeroflot suspends Sri Lanka commercial flights

Empty flights to take back passengers

June 4, 2022 1 min read

Loss making SriLankan completes MRO service for Oman's Salam Air

SriLankan Airline's losses have accumulated to 372 billion rupees by end March 2021.

Neshella Perera
June 3, 2022 2 min read

Jet fuel shortage forces Sri Lankan Airlines to refuel in India, UAE, Singapore - sources

Lack of jet fuel in Colombo forces SriLankan, other airlines to refuel in other airports

Mahadiya Hamza
May 25, 2022 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines owes CPC US$300mn, but no arrears from 2019: Minister

During the past two years they have paid for all the supplies made

May 24, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka should privatize SriLankan Airlines fast: Advocata

The national carrier has racked up losses of 372 billion rupees since management control

May 24, 2022 2 min read

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

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
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