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SriLankan Airlines: Pilots Vote ‘Yes’ For Industrial Action

Members of the Airline Pilots Guild of Sri Lanka have voted in favour of going in for industrial action if their request for a meeting with their Chairman, Board of Directors and Minister of Public Enterprise regarding the alleged “Unacceptable conduct of the Senior Management” is not been granted. The vote ending yesterday was agreed […]

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SriLankan Airlines 2016/17; No Significant Saving In Procurement & Fees Paid To Service Providers?

By Rajeewa Jayaweera – The long overdue Thirty Eighth Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the national carrier, SriLankan Airlines was held on Thursday, February 09, 2017 in the Mihilaka Medura at BMICH. It was attended by all Board members and a large number of minority shareholders comprising of former and current staff, who had received free […]

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SriLankan Airlines’ Breathalyzer Test Controversy: Pilot Who Questioned Testing Procedure Found Guilty

SriLankan Airlines Captain Sujith Jayasekara who challenged the hurriedly imposed and tainted breathalyzer test procedure prior to his departure to Bangkok in August of 2016, has been found guilty at the end of the lengthy eight month inquiry, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns. The national carrier hurriedly organized breathalyzer tests to be carried out on their […]

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SriLankan Airlines’ Unlicensed Cabin Crew On PIA Flight Intercepted By RAF Fighter Jets

A SriLankan Airlines wet leased aircraft operated by its own pilots and cabin crew and used by Pakistan International Airlines to fly from Lahore to London Heathrow, was intercepted by RAF typhoon fighter jets and forced to land at Stansted Airport, after an anonymous phone call had been received regarding a security issue yesterday. A […]

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SriLankan Airlines: Bahrain Flight Cancelled As Cabin Crew Refuse To Fly

Amidst a news media blackout on the incident, SriLankan Airlines flight UL 215/6 on the 19th January 2017 scheduled to depart from Colombo to Bahrain and back, was cancelled due to the Flight Attendant Union President Sakvithi Senadheera and his crew’s refusal to operate the flight, citing that they would exceed their Flight Duty Time […]

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SriLankan Airlines: Captain Forces Flight Stewardesses To Penetrate Madurai Airport Security Defenses

The operating crew of a SriLankan Airlines flight from Madurai to Colombo including its Pilots and Cabin Crew were filmed creeping through a barbed wire fence and penetrating the Madurai Airport Security Defenses to gain access to their aircraft to operate their flight back to Colombo. Capt.R. De Alwis and his crew of the national […]

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SriLankan Airlines: Over 300 Flight Attendants To Storm In Flight Services Due To Corruption At Crew Scheduling

A group of 300 plus Flight Attendants of SriLankan Airlines are scheduled to congregate at the premises of their In Flight Services office in Katunayake today, in protest of their flight schedule rosters being manipulated, plus to put an end to the notorious corruption enforced by the airline’s Crew Scheduling Department. Members of the Flight […]

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SriLankan Airlines: CEO Capt. Ratwatte Bungles PIA Wet Lease Deal And Now Wants To Fly As A Pilot

After Bungling the Pakistan International Airlines wet lease deal which cost the debt ridden national carrier SriLankan Airlines a further whopping sum of over US $ 15.9 million, the airline’s CEO Capt. Suren Ratwatte‘s new year resolution for 2017 now is to go back to flying an aircraft as a pilot. The self-proclaiming CEO Ratwatte […]

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What’s With 2015/16 Annual Report Of SriLankan Airlines?

By Rajeewa Jayaweera – Almost nine months since the end of the 2015/16 financial year, the national carrier is yet to publish its Annual Report. Therefore both, shareholders and tax payers are at sea of the airline’s performance during the last financial year. A media release in October 2016 was followed by a Press meet by […]

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SriLankan Airlines: Honeymooning Pilot Upsets Fellow Passengers In Flight

A newly married co-pilot of SriLankan Airlines travelling with his wife on flight UL 303 Singapore / Colombo on the 8th December 2016, has upset many fellow Business Class travelling passengers by waltzing in an out of the cockpit for both takeoff and also the landing during the flight. A disgruntled passenger Rohan Eric Samuel […]

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