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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

Amid fuel shortage, SriLankan flights diverted to Mattala to "manage" fuel at BIA - official

"We allowed some flights to come and refuel at Mattala as well because BIA's fuel was finishing faster"

April 27, 2022 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines asked delay aircraft lease plan by COPE

As a start all timelines would be extended by 3 months

April 26, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka in talks for USD 1 bln from budget airlines - State Minister

"This a private sector sponsored project to bring in 1 billion dollars to the country through budget airline tourism"

April 21, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka airport restaurant, branded clothing franchise to Flemingo

The international restaurant chain or a branded clothing outlet will be in the departure

Sri Lanka airport moves to tackle congestion as tourists return

Also attempting to re-start suspended Japanese funded terminal.

SriLanka Airline ex-boss Chandrasena remanded over Airbus-linked money laundering probe

A Sri Lanka court has remanded the ex-Chief Executive Kapila Chandrasena and his wife over a suspected money laundering ...

February 6, 2020 2 min read

Kapila and wife remanded in Airbus case

SriLankan Airlines ex-Chief Executive Kapila Chandrasena and his wife Priyanka Wijenaike have been arrested and produced...

February 6, 2020 2 min read

AG must file action against SriLankan airlines bribe-takers - Eran

UNP Parliamentarian Eran Wickremeratne is demanding that the Attorney General file action against those persons who took...

February 6, 2020 3 min read

SriLankan ex-CEO Kapila Chandrasena and wife surrender to police

SriLankan Airlines ex-Chief Executive Kapila Chandrasena and his wife Priyanka Wijenaike who are wanted in the Airbus br...

February 6, 2020 2 min read

SriLankan reduces flights to China following coronavirus

SriLankan Airlines, the state-owned national carrier, will reduce its flight frequencies to China due to falling consume...

February 5, 2020 1 min read

Airbus bribery: Govt yet to find whereabouts of Kapila Chandrasena - Mahindananda

Co-Government Spokesman Mahindananda Aluthgamage is saying that the state has not been able to trace the whereabouts of ...

February 5, 2020 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines volunteer flight crew brings back Wuhan students to Sri Lanka

SriLankan Airlines said a rescue flight from Wuhan, China staffed by a 16 volunteer crew carrying students stranded in t...

February 1, 2020 2 min read

SriLankan Airline exec's wife offered US$16mn bribe for Airbus deal: Court filing

Airbus aviation group had offered 16 million US dollar bribe to the wife an employee of Sri Lanka's state airline for a ...

February 1, 2020 2 min read

Airbus bribed wife of Sri Lankan airlines exec US$2 million - reports

Airbus hired the wife of a Sri Lankan Airlines executive as an agent, although she had had no previous experience in the...

February 1, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka flies out 33 citizens from coronavirus epicenter in Wuhan, China

A state-run Srilankan Airlines rescue had taken out 33 Sri Lanka citizens from the novel coronavirus epicenter in Wuhan...

February 1, 2020 1 min read
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Sri Lanka plans rescue flight to evacuate citizens trapped in China

Sri Lanka is planning a rescue flight to evacuate around 150 students and others stuck in China due to travel restrictio...

January 26, 2020 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines asked to fly to Paris, Frankfurt: Report

Sri Lanka's Tourism and Aviation Ministry has requested the national carrier to resume flights to Paris and Frankfurt, m...

January 22, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lankan passport queues introduced at Katunayake Airport

Sri Lanka's Immigration Department has introduced time-bound seperate queues for Sri Lankan passport holders at the Band...

January 15, 2020 2 min read

'Damning' Boeing emails say 737 MAX was 'designed by clowns'

Boeing employees bantered about whether the 737 MAX was safe to fly and joked that the aircraft was "designed by clowns ...

January 11, 2020 4 min read

SriLankan re-routes flights to avoid Iran

State-run SriLankan Airlines said it was re-routing flights to London to avoid Iran, as a conflict escalation in the reg...

January 8, 2020 2 min read

Four killed in Sri Lanka military plane crash

A Sri Lankan air force plane crashed in a tea-growing mountainous region Friday, killing the four crew on board, a milit...

January 3, 2020 1 min read

Ashok Pathirage appointed Chairman of SriLankan Airlines

Top businessman Ashok Pathirage has been appointed chairman of the national carrier SriLankan Airlines, he said.

December 16, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka charter flights run into headwinds in 2018

Tourist arrivals via charter flights to Sri Lanka ran into headwinds in 2018, falling 14.5 percent from a year earlier t...

December 6, 2019 1 min read

India's Vistara starts flights to Sri Lanka as tourism recovers

Vistara, a full service carrier owned between India's Tata group and Singapore Airlines has started flights to Sri Lank...

Tania Madies
November 26, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka raises overflight fees after air navigation upgrades

Sri Lankan aviation authorities have increased overflying charges for aircraft flying through the island's airspace, the...

November 14, 2019 1 min read
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