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Aviation

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 ...

November 12, 2020 1 min read

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.

October 17, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka Airlines airport cargo unit staffer found with Coronavirus

SriLankan Airlines said a staff working at the cargo operations division at international airport in Katunayake had test...

October 12, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka slows repatriation flights at airport as Covid-19 quarantine needs go up

Sri Lanka has slowed repatriation flights as a domestic cluster expands taking up quarantine capacity and SriLankan Airl...

October 11, 2020 2 min read
Air Seychelles to operate two flights to Sri Lanka in November

Air Seychelles is the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles.

Sri Lanka airport starts online health declarations

This system aims to reduce queuing time at the airport and reduce physical form filling

SriLankan Airlines lose Rs40bn amid currency fall

State-run SriLankan Airlines had lost 135 million US dollars (40 billion rupees) up from 66 million US dollars (11 billi...

January 23, 2019 2 min read

Aercap leases unusable aircraft to SriLankan Airlines

Aercap leased an unusable A330 aircraft to state-run SriLankan Airlines as part of a deal reached in 2017 with the then ...

January 18, 2019 1 min read

A committee to decide future of SriLankan Airlines

A committee headed by State Minister for Finance Eran Wickremeratne has been appointed to decide on the future of state-...

January 7, 2019 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines carbon emissions higher in 2018

Efficiency of SriLankan Airlines flights have fallen in 2018, and is contributing more towards carbon emissions, but was...

December 11, 2018 2 min read

Fitch downgrades SriLankan Airlines' govt-guaranteed bonds to 'B'

ECONOMYNEXT – Fitch Ratings said it has downgraded the rating on SriLankan Airlines Limited's (SLA) USD175 millio...

December 5, 2018 3 min read

SriLankan Airlines security lapses glossed over: witness

ECONOMYNEXT - Security lapses at state-owned SriLankan Airlines operations, including through controversial Rakna Araksh...

November 29, 2018 3 min read

Civil Aviation ministry secretary appointed Chairman of SriLankan Airlines

ECONOMYNEXT – G. S. Vithanage, Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, has been appointed chai...

November 14, 2018 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines traffic falls as newcomer steals market share

ECONOMYNEXT- State-owned national carrier SriLankan Airlines brought 641,634 tourists to the country in 2017, down 2.1 p...

November 5, 2018 4 min read

Sri Lanka Air Force to develop Palali airport for commercial flights

Sri Lanka's air forces had been given the go ahead to upgrade Palaly airport in Jaffna, for commercial flights in a bid ...

October 26, 2018 1 min read

Sri Lanka-India air liberalisation not fully exploited by domestic carriers

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka has not been able to fully capitalise on the near-monopoly position it holds on the Sri Lanka-In...

October 17, 2018 1 min read
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Sri Lanka state airline to fly to Europe after finding partner: Tourism Minister

State-run SriLankan Airlines plans to find a joint venture partner by end 2018 and will resume flight to Europe, Tourism...

October 5, 2018 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines says named world's most punctual airline

ECONOMYNEXT - SriLankan Airlines said it has been named the world’s most punctual airline in September 2018, acco...

October 5, 2018 1 min read

SriLankan Catering services used free of charge for political, social events

ECONOMYNEXT-The profitable catering arm of the loss-making state-owned national carrier SriLankan Airlines had supplied ...

October 4, 2018 2 min read

China State Construction Engineering wins Sri Lanka’s airport terminal deal

ECONOMYNEXT – China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd. has won a contract to build a pre-fabricated ...

October 3, 2018 1 min read

Sri Lankan airline jettisons cashews after Sirisena's nut rage

Sri Lanka’s hugely loss-making national carrier Sri Lankan withdrew cashews from aircraft after President Maithri...

September 12, 2018 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines Catering makes Rs3.9bn net profit

ECONOMYNEXT – SriLankan Airlines’ catering unit, which has a monopoly at the island’s two internati...

September 10, 2018 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines resumes flights to Cochin

ECONOMYNEXT – SriLankan Airlines said it resumed flights to the southern Indian city of Cochin on Thursday, 30th ...

August 30, 2018 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s EFL takes over SG Holdings operation in Malaysia

ECONOMYNEXT - Expolanka Freight (EFL), a global freight-forwarding company headquartered in Sri Lanka and part of the Ex...

August 30, 2018 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines to have three daily flights between Colombo and Singapore

ECONOMYNEXT - SriLankan Airlines said it will increase frequencies between Colombo and Singapore to 21 flights a week wi...

August 29, 2018 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines drained by high commissions paid to GSAs owned by one person

SriLankan Airlines had been drained by unusually high commissions paid to general sales agencies operating in several co...

August 27, 2018 5 min read
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