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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 ...

February 7, 2021 1 min read
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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 ...

January 31, 2021 1 min read
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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...

January 29, 2021 2 min read
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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...

January 21, 2021 1 min read
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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

Qatar Airways resumes fifth daily flight to Sri Lanka

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

SriLankan Airlines to save Rs75mn by shifting corporate office

State-run SriLankan Airlines said it plans to save 75 million rupees a year by shifting its corporate offices from centr...

July 4, 2019 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines loses Rs12.9bn up to April 2019

State-run SriLankan Airlines has lost 12.9 billion rupees in the first four months of 2019, a finance ministry report sa...

July 2, 2019 1 min read

E-commerce bolsters SriLankan Airlines freight business

Rapid growth in highly profitable e-commerce shipments are helping increase the freight business of SriLankan Airlines w...

June 25, 2019 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines to roll-over US$175mn bond

State-run SriLankan Airlines is to sell a 175 million US dollar bond to toll-over a similar sized issue that is maturing...

June 19, 2019 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines says govt-backed loans not defaulted, but extended

State-run SriLankan Airlines said it had not defaulted on loans backed by the government which the Treasury said it had ...

June 17, 2019 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines defaults on some state-backed loans

State-run SriLankan Airlines has defaulted on loans which have been backed by government, a Finance Ministry report has ...

June 15, 2019 2 min read

India shows Sri Lanka love in the air

Air India will resume its additional flight on the Delhi-Colombo route from July 15 after Indian Prime Minister Narendra...

June 11, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka in talks for investments from global logistics firms

ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka is having talks with some of the world’s biggest logistics firms like Germany’s DB ...

June 7, 2019 2 min read

SriLankan named world's most punctual airline by flightstats.com

Sri Lanka's state-run Srilankan Airlines had been named the world's most punctual airline with 90.75 percent of its flig...

June 7, 2019 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines to resume flights to Karachi

ECONOMYNEXT - SriLankan Airlines is to resume services to Pakistan’s commercial capital Karachi on 1st June 2019 ...

May 31, 2019 1 min read
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Sri Lanka airport security to get more passenger friendly: official

Draconian security measures at Sri Lanka's Bandaranayake International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake after Easter Sunday b...

May 10, 2019 3 min read

New traffic plan at Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport

ECONOMYNEXT – A new traffic plan has been put in place at Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport t...

May 9, 2019 1 min read

New air cargo terminal at Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport

ECONOMYNEXT – The Sri Lankan government has approved plans to build another air cargo terminal at the Bandaranaik...

May 8, 2019 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines hires expat as Chief Commercial Officer

ECONOMYNEXT - SriLankan Airlines has appointed Joshua Bustos, an expatriate with experience in other airlines, as its Ch...

May 7, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Mattala airport use halves in 2018

Sri Lanka's Mattala international airport has seen aircraft movements halve to 709 in 2018, or less than one landing and...

May 4, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka bans drones after suicide bombings

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s civil aviation authority has banned flying of pilotless aircraft including drone...

April 25, 2019 1 min read

Security beefed up at Sri Lanka's Colombo airport

Security at Sri Lanka's main airport in Katunayake has been heightened following a series of explosions across the count...

April 21, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Colombo airport temporarily closed over bad weather

Sri Lanka's main airport in Katunayake faced a temporary closure Wednesday evening due to adverse weather, an official s...

April 17, 2019 1 min read

Flight diverted to Sri Lanka's Matttala airport over bad weather

Severe bad weather over Katunayake has led to divertion of aircraft from Colombo to Mattala in Hambantota.

April 17, 2019 1 min read

New SriLankan Airlines business plan focuses on routes, fleet

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s loss-making national carrier said it has drawn up a new business plan aimed at r...

April 4, 2019 3 min read