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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
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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
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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
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SriLankan Catering says staff traced and tested after Coronavirus infection

SriLankan Catering said it had traced contacts and tested staff after a confirmed Coronavirus infection, which had led t...

December 17, 2020 1 min read
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SriLankan Airlines pilots on industrial action over 189 dollar rate, salary cuts

There is gap between official and unofficial exchange rates

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.

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

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
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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

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
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