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Aviation

SriLanka's state-run SriLankan Airlines pays bond interest after sovereign debt default

The government defaulted an interest payment of 78 million US dollar of a sovereign bond on May 19

July 26, 2022 2 min read

Saudi plane with Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa lands in Singapore

.he Saudi Air flight SV788 landed in Changi Airport at 1917 local time (1647 Sri Lanka Time)

July 14, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka aviation minister steps down, president orders probe

Aviation

July 6, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lankan Airlines loses Rs248bn in four months after soft-peg collapse

Forex loss Rs145bn

July 5, 2022 2 min read
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."

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

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
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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
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Air France to start flights to Sri Lanka from Nov 01

Air France will fly to Colombo via Male and return to Paris direct.

September 11, 2021 1 min read

IndiGo flights to Sri Lanka from India starting on Sept 10

Flights from Mumbai, Kochi and Chennai

September 10, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s Expolanka buys US-based Complete Transport System for $6.1mn

The deal follows the acquisition of a South American logistic company

September 9, 2021 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines to resume direct flights to Paris thrice a week

"This new service will allow leisure and business travelers alike to travel to and from Paris non-stop".

Mahadiya Hamza
September 7, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Katunanayake, Mattala airports to run IFS ERP

The software will connect smaller airports owned and operated by the state-run AASL

August 4, 2021 1 min read

SriLankan resumes weekly flights to Russia

Moscow flights are a significant air link that opens to the gateway of the South Asian region

August 1, 2021 2 min read

SriLankan MRO begins servicing Qatar aircraft

Plans to set up more facilities at regional airports

July 30, 2021 1 min read

Emirates extends suspension of passengers from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh

Emirates Airlines made this announcement on its website on July 24 in line with UAE government directives.

Mahadiya Hamza
July 26, 2021 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines loses Rs58bn to Feb 2021 amid Coronavirus

Accumulated loses rise to Rs384bn

July 8, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Mattala Airport gets international health certificate

Sri Lanka's Bandaranaike International Airport received ACI accreditation on January 11.

July 1, 2021 1 min read
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