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‘Converting SL into PPP: Profits to go to health, education sectors too’

29 April 2016 08:12 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A portion of the profits earned by our national carrier SriLankan Airlines will be allocated for the development of the health and education sectors once it is converted into a Public-Private Partnership (PP), Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.

The Prime Minister had said this while addressing the management of the national carrier when he met them yesterday.

He emphasised that a portion of whatever profits earned by SriLankan Airlines would be allocated for the benefit of the general public and they had decided that health and education were the sectors that were most deserving of this assistance.

Premier Wickremesinghe had told the management of SriLankan Airlines that they would find a business partner for the national carrier soon and advised them to work together with the new partner while keeping in mind that the ultimate goal was to convert the airline into a profit-making venture. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 7

  • Henry Friday, 29 April 2016 05:09 PM

    Yeaah! It would be just like the CTB

    Dhana Friday, 29 April 2016 06:02 PM

    Converting an institution under PPP is time consuming process say about 3 years hence converting SL could take long time.Let us wait and see.Good step forward.

    Lanka Friday, 29 April 2016 06:15 PM

    Cart before the's going bankrupt, you're talking what to do with profits?

    TONY Friday, 29 April 2016 07:27 PM


    Chux Friday, 29 April 2016 12:28 PM

    When and on what strategy you will turn around we are more than happy to know

    7stars Friday, 29 April 2016 12:57 PM

    Pls use profits for the well-being of politicians. via DM Android App

    ananda Friday, 29 April 2016 03:47 PM

    Good proposal. Keep out crooks like previous administration who played havoc during the previous regime via DM Android App

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