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Friday May 7th, 2021

SriLankan Airlines to fly to Kenya, connecting East Africa to Asia

State-run SriLankan Airlines said it will start flying to Nairobi, Kenya from April 22, taking traffic from East Africa to the Indian Subcontinent and...

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Sri Lankan aircraft hit from behind

Sri Lankan airlines said one of its aircraft parked at Malé airport in the Maldives had been hit from behind, damaging its tail section.

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Singapore Airlines increases Sri Lanka flights to 5 times a week

Singapore Airlines said it is increasing weekly flights to Sri Lanka's capital Colombo from the current three to five a week as aviation sector gradua...

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SriLankan Engineering to maintain FITS Aviation Airbus freighters

SriLankan Engineering said it had struck a deal to maintain Airbus A320 family freighters operated by Sri Lanka based FITS Aviation Limited.

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SriLankan Airlines to acquire freighter to capture Covid-19 cargo

State-run SriLankan Airlines had been given the go ahead to acquire a freighter as a Coronavirus pandemic has cut passenger demand and driven up cargo...

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Sri Lanka plans MRO, transit hotel at Mattala airport

Sri Lanka plans to set up an aircraft and maintenance and repair overhaul (MRO) unit, a transit hotel, expand duty free services at Mattala Internatio...

Sri Lanka's Mattala Airport welcomes Air Astana, 2,500 tourists in 2021

Sri Lanka's Mattala Airport saw the maiden flight of Air Astana, flag carrier of Kazakhstan carrying 160 tourists under ...

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SriLankan Airlines saves US$150mn on leases, gets equity

State-run SriLankan airlines has re-negotiated several lease contracts saving the airline 150 million dollars over five ...

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Sri Lanka's Expolanka Holdings profits soar amid pandemic disruptions

Profits at Sri Lanka's Expolanka Holdings Plc soared to 4.5 billion rupees in the December 2020 quarter, up from 15 fold...

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Sri Lanka airport re-opening draws JetStar, Bangladesh, Pakistan carriers

Sri Lanka is seeing interest from new airlines from South Asia as regular pre-Coronavirus carriers resumed scheduled fli...

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Sri Lanka expects tourists from Germany, Dubai as airports re-open

Sri Lanka is expecting the first tourists from Germany and Dubai after Colombo and Mattala airports re-opened for touris...

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Sri Lanka Air Force boosts canine capacity

Twenty canines brought from the Netherlands and trained to detect explosives and drugs with support from the Civil Aviat...

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Sri Lanka airport gets international health safety certification

Sri Lanka's main international airport in Katunayake has been certified as having complied to internationally recognized...

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka begins seafood exports to Ukraine from Mattala

Sri Lanka has begun exporting seafood to Ukraine on a new route from Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport to Kiev ope...

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka waives landing and parking fees to Mattala and Ratmalana airports

Sri Lanka is waiving landing and parking fees of international flights to Mattala and Ratmalana airports in a bid to enc...

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Sri Lanka reverses travel relaxation after new Covid-19 strain Foreign Ministry says

Sri Lanka has re-imposed a rule requiring prior registration of expatriates national who want to return, after a highly ...

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Sri Lanka nationals, dual citizens allowed back on commercial flights, paid Covid-19 quara...

Sri Lanka nationals and dual citizens abroad who can afford paid quarantine are allowed to use commercial flights to ret...

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Sri Lanka returnees give duty free shopping chance after Covid-19 quarantine

Expatriate Sri Lanka nationals who arrived in the country from September 01 and December 16, 2020 will be given a chance...

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SriLankan Catering says staff traced and tested after Coronavirus infection

SriLankan Catering said it had traced contacts and tested staff after a confirmed Coronavirus infection, which had led t...

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Sri Lanka plans to open airport for charters, commercial flights on December 26

Sri Lanka plans to allow charter and commercial flight from December 26, the island's aviation regulator has said.

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SriLankan Airlines to fly to Malaysia, Singapore flights increased

State-run SriLankan Airlines said flights to Singapore will be increase to three from the current one from December 18 a...

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Sri Lanka civil aviation in historic Covid-19 challenges in 2020

Sri Lanka is marking the International Civil Aviation Day on December 07 with the sector facing severe challenges, with ...

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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...

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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...

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SriLankan Airlines to get US$150mn cash injection in 2020: PM

State-run SriLankan Airlines would get a 150 million dollar cash injection in 2020 which would be part of a 500 million ...

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Sri Lankan Airlines says Covid-19 test mandatory from Oct 18

State-run SriLankan Airlines says a negative Covid-19 test is mandatory for all departing passengers from October 2020.

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