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Sri Lanka waives landing and parking fees to Mattala and Ratmalana airports

Sri Lanka is waiving landing and parking fees of international flights to Mattala and Ratmalana airports in a bid to enc...

December 27, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka reverses travel relaxation after new Covid-19 strain Foreign Ministry says

Sri Lanka has re-imposed a rule requiring prior registration of expatriates national who want to return, after a highly ...

December 22, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka nationals, dual citizens allowed back on commercial flights, paid Covid-19 quarantine

Sri Lanka nationals and dual citizens abroad who can afford paid quarantine are allowed to use commercial flights to ret...

December 21, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka returnees give duty free shopping chance after Covid-19 quarantine

Expatriate Sri Lanka nationals who arrived in the country from September 01 and December 16, 2020 will be given a chance...

December 19, 2020 1 min read
Sri Lanka's fuel crisis will not impact aviation services: minister

Steps have been taken to ensure the services provided to SriLankan Airlines are never disrupted, the minister said.

SriLankan Airlines reports profit in December 2021

Profits at air transportation level

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
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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