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SriLankan Airlines: Over 300 Flight Attendants To Storm In Flight Services Due 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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SriLankan Airlines: Disgruntled Corporate Heads Vent Frustration On Social Media

Disgruntled and prominent business folk in Colombo have taken to Facebook to vent their frustration at the denial of basic services offered by the country’s national carrier SriLankan Airlines towards its full fare paying customers. Suren Goonewardene a pioneer in the mobile telecommunications business who was denied access to using the Business Class lounge in […]

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SriLankan Airlines: Fresh Tender Bids Called For The Supply Of In Flight Duty Free

SriLankan Airlines has called for tenders for the supply and provision of duty free goods for sale on board its aircraft as a total solution on a concessionaire basis with the closing date fixed for the 15th November 2016. The tenders have been called as the current controversial duty free supplier Duty Free Partners’ contract […]

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Independent Inquiry At SriLankan Airlines Goes Awry – Act II

By Rajeewa Jayaweera – A few weeks ago, the general public learnt of a tragicomedy taking place at the loss making national carrier, SriLankan Airlines. It all began with three airline security officials attempting to carry out a random breathalyzer test on a senior captain when he reported to operate flight UL402 on August 28 to […]

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SriLankan Airlines: Raju Chandiram All Said To Continue Duty Free Operation For Two More Years

SriLankan Airlines is said to continue its controversial partnership with its in flight duty free supplier Duty Free Partners formerly known as Phoenix Duty Free Rising Ventures for two more years, as their five year contract draws to a close in November 2016. Phoenix Duty Free Rising Ventures who kept changing its name several times […]

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Independent Inquiry At SriLankan Airlines Goes Awry

By Rajeewa Jayaweera – Shortly after the recent fiasco of a captain at SriLankan Airlines being found under the influence of alcohol at the time of reporting to operate a flight out of Frankfurt, the airline introduced random ‘breathalyzer tests’ for flight crew. Shortly after its introduction, a senior captain was requested to undergo such a […]

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SriLankan Airlines Chairman Dias Claims Weliamuna’s Rs 3.5 Million Report Has Zero Value

SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ajith Dias has condemned the ‘Weliamuna Report’ saying there was no financial misappropriations found as stated in the final findings made against the former Chairman Nishantha Wickramasinghe, CEO Kapila Chandrasena and thirteen others. Chairman Dias Speaking to the Sunday Times had also gone on to clear the names of cabin crew member […]

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