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Saturday October 23rd, 2021

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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Sri Lanka Air Force says no aerial spraying of Coronavirus disinfectant

Sri Lanka Air Force has no plans to spray disinfectant from the Tuesday night as claimed messages circulated through so...

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SriLankan Airlines staff in national mission for Sri Lanka braving Coronavirus face discrimination

Staff of SriLankan Airlines who are flying aircraft braving a global Coronavirus epidemic keeping Sri Lanka connecting t...

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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 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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Sri Lanka airport immigration on work-to-rule; passengers to come 3 hours ahead

Sri Lanka's state-run SriLankan Airlines urged passengers to report to the airport three hours before their flight from ...

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Sri Lankan aircraft meet Indian dust storm at 33,000 feet

SriLankan Airlines aircraft flying as high as 33,000 feet went through dust kicked by a storm in India, disrupting its s...

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SriLankan flights delayed after dust-storm, diversion

State-run SriLankan Airlines said several aircraft were put out of action at the same time by a dust storm and a diversi...

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Largest aircraft lands at Sri Lanka's emptiest international airport

The world’s largest aircraft, Antonov An 225, made a refueling stop at Sri Lanka's Mattala international airport ...

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SriLankan Airlines says passenger, cargo revenues up amid losses

State-run SriLankan Airlines says passenger revenues rose 20 percent from a year earlier to 830.7 million US dollars (12...

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SriLankan Airlines lose US$105mn in 2017, fresh turnaround effort

SriLankan Airlines has lost 105 million US dollars (16 billion rupees) in the year to March 2018, and a fresh effort wil...

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SriLankan Airlines in talks with Airbus to cancel 4 A350s

SriLankan Airlines is in talks with Airbus to cancel four A350 aircraft on order, which were overpriced and are not suit...

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SriLankan Airlines' new board to re-structure, seek strategic partner

Loss-making state-run SriLankan Airline will seek a strategic partner under a new chairman and board, while re-structuri...

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