The crew, including the Captain of the SriLankan flight UL 1423 that volunteered to operate the airline’s ‘Mission of Mercy’ that brought back Sri Lankan students from Wuhan, China has refused incentives provided to them by the Airlines for the journey.
They have requested the SriLankan Airline authorities to use those funding to buy masks, gloves and sanitary ware for the SriLankan staff engaged in ground handling in BIA.
Chief Pilot Chaminda De Zoysa has written to Captain Ranatunga stating that the entire crew who operated the Wuhan flight have collectively decided to respectfully decline the flight allowances paid for the said duty period.
“Please be kind enough to facilitate the airline to utilise those monies toward procuring masks and gloves for the use of ground staff at Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo or for a worthy cause, he said. (Nimala Kodituwakku)