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Wednesday September 22nd, 2021

SriLankan Airlines to stop outbound passenger flights from April 08

State-run SriLankan Airlines said it will stop flying passenger flights from April 08 to April 21, due to restrictions i...

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SriLankan Airlines fighting Coronavirus battle with 95-pct fleet grounded

As airlines around the world are halting operations and airports are closing SriLankan Airlines is one of the few carri...

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SriLankan Airlines, Colombo airport running lonely South Asia hub in Coronavirus battle

Sri Lanka's Colombo airport is facilitating daily and weekly flights allowing remaining tourists in the country to leave...

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Maldives rescue flight to evacuate citizens from Sri Lanka amid Coronavirus

Maldives is sending an aircraft to Sri Lanka to evacuates its citizens in the island as a Coronavirus pandemic is sweepi...

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SriLankan Airlines loses Rs36.3bn up to Aug 2020

SriLankan Airlines has lost 36.38 billion rupees up to August 2020, amid a Coronavirus crises that hit all carriers, aga...

SriLankan to offer a whopping handshake to retiring employees - Cabinet

The Cabinet has approved a Voluntary Retirement Scheme for 560 employees of SriLankan Airlines which will cost a whoppin...

SriLankan offers Trivandrun or any other South Indian airport after Cochin closure

SriLankan Airlines said customers booked for Cochin which is closed till August 26 after floods could fly to any other S...

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SriLankan Airlines lose millions as ex-Chairman interferes in Paris flight

Nishantha Wickramasinghe, brother-in-law of ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa had caused millions of rupees in losses and r...

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SriLankan Airlines suspends flights to Cochin until August 18

ECONOMYNEXT - SriLankan Airlines said it has temporarily suspended flights to and from the South Indian city of Cochin u...

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SriLankan Airlines ex-Chairman used head-of-state privileges to divert aircraft for personal gain

Brother-in-law of ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Nishantha Wickremesinghe had used priviledges reserved for the head-of...

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Sri Lanka to do feasibility study on airport in central hills

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation is to conduct a feasibility study on bu...

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No Monetary Board approval for EPF investments in SriLankan Airlines

ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka’s largest retirement fund which is under the custodianship of the Central Bank had not obt...

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Sri Lanka’s Expolanka Holdings June net up 21-pct

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Expolanka Holdings said net profit rose 21% to 247 million rupees in the June 20...

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Questions over EPF, state banks buying SriLankan Airlines shares

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's cabinet of ministers had been told that Bank of Ceylon would benefit from buying shares in lo...

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SriLankan Airlines security chief denies knowledge of staff released for election work

ECONOMYNEXT - Security officers of SriLankan Airlines given 'duty leave' around the time of the last presidential electi...

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Missing documents, compliance delays mar SriLankan Airlines security tender

ECONOMYNEXT- The Presidential Commission of Inquiry into irregularities at the state-owned SriLankan Airlines this week ...

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SriLankan Airlines gets sixth Airbus A321neo aircraft

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s loss-making national carrier said it took delivery Sunday of an Airbus A321neo a...

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SITTI wins Sri Lanka airport voice communications systems deal

ECONOMYNEXT – SITTI S.P.A., an Italian firm making air traffic control voice communication systems has won a cont...

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Qatar Airways lifts capacity to Sri Lanka with Airbus A350

Qatar Airways said it will increase weekly capacity to Sri Lanka's capital Colombo by 15 percent by adding Airbus A-350 ...

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Sri Lanka awards concessions to build airport hotels

Sri Lanka's Thilanka Hotel (Pvt) Ltd and Striders Corporation group, has won the concessions to build and operate two ai...

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Five firms to offer internal flights in Sri Lanka

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Mattala airport in Sri Lanka loses only scheduled carrier

Sri Lanka is set to establish another world record as its second international airport was left without a single schedul...

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Sri Lanka's Expolanka Holdings March net up 21-pct

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka-based Expolanka Holdings, an international logistics company, said group profits rose 21% to Rs3...

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SriLankan aircraft knocks runway lights at Cochin

A SriLankan Airlines aircraft that landed in India's Cochin airport amid heavy winds and rain had hit two lights at the ...

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Sri Lanka's Mattala airport sees 35,000 passengers in 2017

Sri Lanka's Mattala international airport built by China has handled 30,051 passengers in 2017, up sharply from 5,750 pa...

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Sri Lankan to ditch CEO Ratwatte, professionals join board

The controversial chief executive of Sri Lankan airlines is tipped to be removed as the government reconstitutes the boa...

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