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Aeroflot grounding lands Sri Lanka in diplomatic spat with Russia

Foreign Ministry say the matter is being considered through diplomatic channels

June 4, 2022 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines loses Rs170bn in 2021 amid soft-peg collapse

In the year to March 2022 finance costs went up to Rs122.5bn Rs35.6bn and unrealized forex losses were Rs47.7bn

June 4, 2022 2 min read

Aeroflot suspends Sri Lanka commercial flights

Empty flights to take back passengers

June 4, 2022 1 min read

Loss making SriLankan completes MRO service for Oman's Salam Air

SriLankan Airline's losses have accumulated to 372 billion rupees by end March 2021.

June 3, 2022 2 min read
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SriLankan to increase fleet to 20 in July

Airlines was also in the process of training and hiring more pilots

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
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'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
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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
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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

SriLankan Airlines' Airbus deal flouted procurement rules: Auditor General

State-run SriLankan Airlines had violated government procurement guidelines in entering a deal to purchase and lease 14...

November 14, 2019 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines loses Rs41bn, balance sheet hole Rs168bn

State-run SriLankan Airlines had lost 41 billion rupees in the year to March 2019, with negative assets in the balance s...

November 13, 2019 2 min read

Faulty cable disrupts power at Sri Lanka's Katunayake airport, system to be upgraded in 2020

A fauly power cable at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake caused a power outage for a half hour Satu...

November 9, 2019 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines, Air India in codeshare to Toronto

State-run SriLankan Airlines said it had started flights to Toronto via Delhi tying up with Air India.

November 8, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Expolanka in Rs830mn Sept quarter loss

Sri Lankan logistics group Expolanka Holdings lost 830 million rupees in the September 2019 quarter compared with a prof...

November 7, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka upgrades Colombo FIR control centre

Sri Lanka has upgraded air navigation infrastructure in Colombo Flight Information region which controls air traffic ove...

November 3, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka travel agents forced to bailout India's JetAirways customers

Sri Lanka's travel agents have called for the government to mandate a balanced contract or insurance for foreign airlin...

Chanka Jayasinghe
October 25, 2019 2 min read

Flights to Sri Lanka's Katunanayake diverted over bad weather

Two flights to Sri Lanka's Bandaranaike International Airport was diverted to another airport due to sudden bad weather.

October 21, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka declares three new international airports taking total to five

Sri Lanka has declared three new domestic airports as international airports which will have border control facilities, ...

October 19, 2019 2 min read
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