Video: Govt. planning to sell SriLankan: Wimal

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UPFA Colombo district candidate Wimal Weerawansa today alleged that the government was planning to sell the national carrier SriLankan under its restructuring programme.

He told a media conference that separate companies are to be established for ground handling, training of cadet pilots, catering, management and maintenance of the airline.

“The proposed re-structuring will no doubt create the laying off of 6,800 employees directly and 30,000 indirectly. What is most damaging is their decision to sign code-share agreements with other international airlines on profitable air routes. The plan is to sell all these services to private companies,” he claimed.

Mr. Weerawansa claimed that all foreign media including the BBC had predicted a clear victory for the UPFA and a UPFA government formed after August 17 would reverse faulty agreements entered by the 'yahapalana' government.

The Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) which was in a subdued mode during the past few weeks has sprung into action again with the election day approaching and it was likely that a few arrests would be made in the next few days on the instructions of Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne. (Sandun A. Jayasekera)


  Comments - 9

  • Amila Tuesday, 11 August 2015 05:00 PM

    Lost due to whose errors?

    karthi Tuesday, 11 August 2015 05:19 PM

    Wimal are you worried about your overseas quota at the tax payers cost?

    MaRa Tuesday, 11 August 2015 05:21 PM

    Well!! we have seen so many talks from almost all politicians saying Sri Lankan is making loss of Millions and Billions, Then whats the point bearing it continuously rather we sell partially to see some fruit. Cuz anyway the loses are a burden for the general public in Direct

    Raj Tuesday, 11 August 2015 05:26 PM

    i well come the government plan to sell the national carrier SriLankan -

    Cobra Wednesday, 12 August 2015 08:48 AM

    UPFA nearly sold Sri Lanka to the Chinese!!!

    Muhandiram Wednesday, 12 August 2015 08:49 AM

    Wimal Sahodaraya, time you started a "Farce till death" in protest in front of SL Airline Office.

    adam Tuesday, 11 August 2015 06:55 PM

    If it is true,it is good for Sri Lanka.

    Upul Tuesday, 11 August 2015 06:59 PM

    Must be a Jaythiyanthrana Kumanthranayak...

    Dayan Tuesday, 11 August 2015 07:48 PM

    Yes. Some remedy is required. Nation can not afford have this white elephant. It was well carrying on under Emirates.

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