Ashok Pathirage appointed SriLankan Airlines Chairman

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Softlogic Group Chairman Ashok Pathirage has been appointed as the Chairman of SriLankan Airlines, sources said.


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  • Kavinda W Monday, 16 December 2019 12:57 PM

    Congratulations Ashok! If there is someone who can turn this around, it is you. Hope you will make it a profit-making company soon.

    Canny Fox Monday, 16 December 2019 12:58 PM

    Nice, let a fox look after the chicken farm.

    Daya Monday, 16 December 2019 12:59 PM

    Sri Lankan airlines need to stop political interference in recruitments, procurement, and management if it needs to see end of the tunnel. It also needs strong Financial management.

    Anmanpan Monday, 16 December 2019 01:24 PM

    Oops! So they said they will appoint people with knowledge of the subject department. Many people do not know the difference better the rudder and rubber! Oops!

    ANTON Monday, 16 December 2019 01:24 PM


    Anmanpan Monday, 16 December 2019 01:25 PM

    From the air line point of view, it is like jumping into the fire from the frying pan. We know how Softlogic rose !

    Rishan Monday, 16 December 2019 01:29 PM

    Good Choice .. There are some more corporate caliber like Dr. Hans , Dian Gomez, Kishu Gomes ...

    Samson Monday, 16 December 2019 01:32 PM

    How can one person be the chair of a thriving public company and a dead entity where he is required full time if it is to come out of present problems?

    Jayampathi Perera Monday, 16 December 2019 01:34 PM

    Congratulations Ashok. Very good choice.

    love pilot Monday, 16 December 2019 01:45 PM

    Good news please clean up the place with getting rid of all the fake COs like CEO, CCO(ULTIME FAKER), CTO, CFO anf CDS.

    Jasmin Monday, 16 December 2019 01:47 PM

    Wat does he know about managing an airline

    Manawadu Monday, 16 December 2019 02:04 PM

    They asked educated people to apply for top government jobs, now filling jobs at high speed giving them to cronies and election fund donors. Please don't hoodwink innocent public and expatriate Sri Lankans.

    Lumbini Monday, 16 December 2019 02:24 PM

    I hope Ashok Pathirage was selected after going through the vigorous selection process by the selection committee appointed by the President.

    Citizen Monday, 16 December 2019 02:37 PM

    The man cannot control his own businesses

    Chux Monday, 16 December 2019 02:40 PM

    Good but First he has to show that his own can turn in to profit as last few years it has been negative and poor share holders are at a bad wicket

    Milinda Monday, 16 December 2019 03:19 PM

    Congratulations on your appointment. The national career needs an energetic person like you to streamline affairs of the establishment. Trust you will be able to get the airline to where it was during the Emirates days.

    Investor Monday, 16 December 2019 03:41 PM

    I wonder what the investors who paid 29/- per share at the IPO think about this appointment...

    gerard Monday, 16 December 2019 03:46 PM

    crazy can a man who has a business empire devote time to a white elephant such as Sri lankan...what is needed is a person who is 100 percent hands on and who understands the business..what experience has this man got..another political appointment ...

    Require Monday, 16 December 2019 03:57 PM

    Need Industry specific knowledge to manage a Airline. It is not like running (managing) a Departmental Store.

    Ishan Junus Monday, 16 December 2019 04:01 PM

    Great move taken by the govt. , with his great leadership will revamp this loss making institution, and bring glory to our national carrier All the best Sir......

    A Monday, 16 December 2019 04:33 PM

    Harry J would have been better .

    Arjuna Ratnasabapathy Monday, 16 December 2019 04:36 PM

    good choice .

    eresh S kumara Monday, 16 December 2019 05:11 PM

    Pleasure to hear that a top class businessman has been appointed as Sri lankan chairperson .He can do something with his business experience.

    Max Monday, 16 December 2019 05:56 PM

    Great Decision !!!

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