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Monday December 11th, 2023
Aviation

Sri Lanka’s Mattala Airport loses billion rupees in 2023: Minister

Also borrowed Rs4.0bn from National Savings Bank at 2.0-pct

September 5, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to continue lower passenger levy for Jaffna airport to boost Indian tourists

President Ranil Wickremesinghe left for India on July 20 for a two-day official visit.

July 22, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to liberalize airport fuel, ground handling, catering

Ratmalana to get a private fuel supplier

July 15, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka jet fuel prices highest among major Asian airports: IATA

Asia Pacific lagging in recovery

July 14, 2023 2 min read
Sri Lanka to develop Palali airport: Minister

Palali international airport will be expanded with bigger passenger terminal and duty-free shopping mall

Sri Lanka Palali airport, ferry service connect India more closely by air and sea

Flight operations between Madras and Palali, scheduled three times a week, have completed a total of 200 flights

Sri Lanka inks air services deal with the Netherlands

It will allow for flights between Katunayake and Amsterdam and beyond to third countries

February 23, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka and Indonesia extends air search and rescue deal

Sri Lanka and Indonesia to facilitate SAR in their flight information regions

February 15, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka customs seize 206 star tortoises

Tortoises were packed in 6 Styrofoam boxes labelled as 'Dried Sea Foods'

February 12, 2023 2 min read

Cash-strapped SriLankan grounds three planes over engine trouble

For several months we have not had the money to fix the engines

February 10, 2023 1 min read
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SriLankan Airlines defaults on bond interest

The airline had serviced the previous coupon out of its own revenues

February 10, 2023 1 min read
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SriLanka to ramp up China flights from April as tourism resumes

Thrice a week flight to Beijing and Shanghai, extra flight to Guangzhou

February 9, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to call investors for PPPs in Mattala Airport

Investors who have an interest to invest in MRIA to make it an efficient and productive airport can send their proposal

January 10, 2023 1 min read
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Russia's Red Wings to start charters Sri Lanka from Dec 28

Red Wings will operate charter services to Sri Lanka twice a week

December 27, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s third International Airport resumes operations after 33 months

The operation is expected to boost tourist arrivals from South India

December 12, 2022 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines break-up or not decision soon: Minister

Committee looking into the matter

December 4, 2022 2 min read
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SriLankan Airlines cleared to lease 11 aircraft

Lease contracts of up to 4 aircraft are due to expire over the next year

December 2, 2022 1 min read
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Sri Lanka's Cinnamon Air resumes scheduled domestic flights

Charter services will also operate

December 2, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka has aviation fuel stocks for month: Minister

Now two private investors are bringing aviation fuel

December 2, 2022 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines loses Rs113bn, including forex losses

Privatization on the cards

November 18, 2022 1 min read
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Sri Lanka 2023 budget proposes logistic hubs to boost trade

Sri Lanka has been in the process of coming out of an unprecedented economic crisis

November 16, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka drops plan to sell Sri Lankan Airlines piecemeal

SOE agency to come up with sale plan

November 2, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka to sign aviation pact with Netherlands to boost tourism, investment

"With this agreement, Sri Lanka and the Netherlands will be able to start direct flights."

October 26, 2022 1 min read

SriLankan likely to see pilot shortage in 2023 amid economic crisis, tax hikes - sources

SriLankan pilots are applying for Qatar Airways, Emirates vacancies after tax hike proposal - sources

October 17, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka calls EOI to build flying training school at Eastern airport

Five hectares will be allocated on a 30-year lease for the flying training institute

October 1, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka budget carrier Fits Air to take wing on Oct 05

We need to show that an airline can be run well when privatized

Neshella Perera
September 26, 2022 2 min read