Sri Lankan Airlines to spend 315 Billion to purchase new aircraft

Sunday, 28 April 2013 - 12:41

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The Cabinet of Ministers has approved 2.5 Billion US Dollars in order to purchase new aircraft for Sri Lankan Airlines.

 

The allocation - 315 Billion in Rupees will be spent to purchase 10 air bus aircraft including 6 A 330’s and 4 A-350’s.

 

Funds have also been allocated for the purchase of other spare parts for the aircraft for the next 10 years.

 

Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation T R C Ruberu, explained the need for the purchase of new aircraft.

 

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Sri Lankan airlines reported an operational loss of 20 Billion Rupees last year.

 

We inquired from the Secretary to the Ministry regarding the justification of aircraft at a time Sri Lankan airlines had incurred such a loss.

 

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