SriLankan Airlines directors before Cabinet of Ministers tomorrow

19 June 2017 - 316   - 1


SriLankan Airlines’ board of directors including chairman Ajit Dias and CEO Suren Ratwatte have been summoned to appear before the Cabinet tomorrow to discuss the debt-filled airline's future path, a minister said today (Monday).
State Minister for State Enterprise Development, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, who moved into his new office in Colombo, told reporters that what the government was trying to find out was why the airline is still accumulating losses when all the flights seemed to be ‘fully’ booked. He said given the serious financial issues, the airline would find it difficult to function beyond September unless other financial arrangements are made.
He said the airline was heavily overstaffed with a cadre of 320 pilots,1200 stewards and stewardesses and 7500 other staff.  (Bandula)

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  • Hayam Farouk Tuesday, 20 June 2017 05:08 AM

    It is hoped that the government will find a good solution.

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