An Echelon Media Company
Sunday January 29th, 2023
Aviation

Sri Lanka to sell 49-percent stake of national carrier's catering, ground-handling units

The airline has racked up losses of 372 billion rupees since management control was taken from Emirates in 2009.

August 29, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to cut damage payments to passengers by domestic airlines

Montreal Convention had set a limit of around 60mn per passenger for death or injury

August 23, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka jet fuel shortages costing SriLankan Airlines US$7mmn a month

To carry the extra fuel, we can't carry all the freight we like to into the country

August 14, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka pro-govt legislator calls for privatisation of SriLankan Airlines

“We are a broken nation and we all need to get together and [uplift] the broken nation."

August 12, 2022 2 min read
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

Sri Lanka drops plan to sell Sri Lankan Airlines piecemeal

SOE agency to come up with sale plan

SriLankan partners with Manta Air to connect Maldives tourist islands

Partnering with Manta Air will create new opportunities of travel for our valuable customers - SriLankan

Neshella Perera
March 7, 2022 2 min read

No PCR tests for Sri Lanka bound travelers from March 01: SriLankan

Fully vaccinated travellers are those who had taken a second dose at least two week before departure

February 28, 2022 2 min read

Qatar Airways resumes fifth daily flight to Sri Lanka

Qatar Airways becomes the first operator to resume pre-pandemic level daily flights

February 25, 2022 1 min read

UAE removes rapid PCR requirement for travellers from Sri Lanka, other countries

A six-hour rapid PCR test was required for passengers departing from countries in the region.

Mahadiya Hamza
February 23, 2022 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines pilots on industrial action over 189 dollar rate, salary cuts

There is gap between official and unofficial exchange rates

February 15, 2022 3 min read
4

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.

January 20, 2022 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines reports profit in December 2021

Profits at air transportation level

January 11, 2022 2 min read

SriLankan to operate codeshare flights with American Airlines

Adds Dallas-Fort Worth to route network

January 10, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to investigate private domestic carrier after emergency landings

A Sakurai-owned light aircraft made two emergency landings in one week owing to technical failures.

Mahadiya Hamza
December 28, 2021 2 min read

SriLanka Airlines loses Rs24.8bn from April to July 2021

Airline had a seat factor of 20-pct

November 29, 2021 1 min read
Morning Briefing Gain clarity on the biggest stories of the day with our daily newsletter, Morning Briefing
Latest Last
US Dollar 371.7127 371.6601
UK Pound 453.5962 453.9794
Euro 396.3156 396.4763
Aus Dollar 250.1862 251.1981
Yen 2.8251 2.7549
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
Latest Last
Indian Rupee 4.3961 4.3963
Korea Won 0.2820 0.2791
Oman Rial 943.2237 943.2268
Saudi Riyal 96.7270 96.7115
UAE Dirham 98.8729 98.8786
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
pts %
S&P SL20 2,653.84 -1.51%
CSE All Share 8,420.26 -1.04%
Turnover Rs million 4,621,153,484 2,824,714,520
Source: CSE
Latest Last
3-m bill 31.03 31.03
6-m bill 29.57 29.60
12-m bill 28.41 28.41
5-yr bond 27.49 27.57
8-yr bond 27.44 27.23
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
today yesterday
Overnight Money 15.50 15.50
Gilt Repo 15.50 15.50
I-m SLIBOR - -
Source: Central Bank/Indicative

India's Vistara Airlines resumes Sri Lanka flights

The airline will expand to daily operations between Delhi and Mumbai

November 20, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka Airport Aviation Services loses Rs1.7bn in Covid-19

In 2019 without Covid AASL made profits of 15.2 billion rupees.

November 19, 2021 1 min read

Air France starts Sri Lanka flights from November

Air France returns after 27 years

November 6, 2021 2 min read

Swiss International Airlines resumes Sri Lanka flights

Swiss Air will fly to Colombo every Friday

November 5, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka's main int'l airport apologises for rapid PCR rush seen in viral video

The video showed a frustrated crowd gathered at the facility, with no social distancing between them, shouting.

Mahadiya Hamza
November 3, 2021 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.

November 3, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka airport starts online health declarations

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

October 26, 2021 1 min read
1

Flight from Sri Lanka to flag-off Kushinagar airport in India

A delegation of politicians and monks to city of significance to Buddhists

October 20, 2021 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines starts IATA Travel Pass for Covid-19 tested flying

Pre-flight test results, vaccination certificates added to the travel pass

September 26, 2021 2 min read

SriLankan to operate flights from Mattala airport after concessions

Sumanasekara said going forward, a few more scheduled flights will be operational from Mattala.

Mahadiya Hamza
September 22, 2021 2 min read
1 3 4 5 6 7 26