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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...

January 21, 2021 2 min read

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...

January 15, 2021 2 min read

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...

January 13, 2021 1 min read

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...

January 9, 2021 1 min read
UAE removes rapid PCR requirement for travellers from Sri Lanka, other countries

A six-hour rapid PCR test was required for passengers departing from countries in the region.

SriLankan Airlines pilots on industrial action over 189 dollar rate, salary cuts

There is gap between official and unofficial exchange rates

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
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SriLankan Airlines to increase flights to Tokyo to five a week

ECONOMYNEXT - SriLankan Airlines is increasing its number of flights to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport to f...

March 27, 2019 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines London-Colombo flight diverted owing to medical emergency

ECONOMYNEXT - SriLankan Airlines said an overnight flight from London to Colombo Sunday was diverted to Bucharest, Roman...

March 25, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka expects a deal with India on Mattala airport in three months: PM

Sri Lanka is expecting to conclude a deal with India to operate Mattala airport in the next three months, Prime Minister...

March 25, 2019 1 min read

No Boeing B737 Max aircraft flying over or to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is monitoring the safety issue of Boeing B737 Max aircraft after a crash in Ethiopia, but no aircraft is overf...

March 13, 2019 3 min read

SriLankan Airlines all-women crew flies to Singapore

State-run SriLankan Airlines said its first all-female crew flew an airliner to Singapore.

March 8, 2019 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines cancels flights to Pakistan

Sri Lankan Airlines is cancelling scheduled flights to Karachchi and Lahore after Pakistan closed its airspace amid risi...

February 27, 2019 1 min read

SriLankan MRO ready for C-checks on A320NEO

SriLankan Engineering said it had completed its first C-check on an Airbus A320neo aircraft and is ready to offer servic...

February 13, 2019 1 min read

Strategic partner for SriLankan suggested by committee

An expert committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena had suggested finding a strategic partner to make the ai...

January 31, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka trying to reduce delays at international airport

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Arjuna Ranatunga said new measures were being ...

January 31, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lankan Airlines needs debt restructuring, raising capital: committee

A committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena has recommended debt re-structuring and capital raising as the b...

January 28, 2019 1 min read