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Cabinet approves contract for four aircraft to Sri Lankan Aviation Company

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Colombo, April 2 (Daily Mirror) - Cabinet granted approval to award the contract for obtaining two out of the five required wide-body aircraft for Sri Lankan Aviation Company Limited under the operational lease scheme. 

Addressing the media, Cabinet spokesman and Minister Bandula Gunawardana said the decision was taken based on the recommendations of the Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) and the Standing Procurement Committee.

The resolution was furnished by the Ports, Shipping and Aviation Services Minister to award the contract for obtaining four wide-body aircraft on a monitoring lease facility, along with an additional aircraft.

Accordingly, the relavant contracts to obtain two aircraft from Orix Aviation for a monthly lease of USD 360,000 for a period of six years and another contract relevant to obtaining two aircraft from Aergo Capital Limited for a monthly lease of USD 365,000 for a period of eight years were approved.


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  • Rajiv de Silva Tuesday, 02 April 2024 01:43 PM

    Who said that the island is bankrupt?

    Still a Bankrupt Country Tuesday, 02 April 2024 02:33 PM

    They are bankrupt coz yet to pay the over US$60 Billion and monthly adding new loans plus interest until end of next year. At the moment they have collected new loans plus some other sources of revenue like taxes and able to splurge for sometime until the loans are due for payments again.

    Ceylonese Wednesday, 03 April 2024 06:21 PM

    We are bankrupt no doubt because we don't own a single aircraft. Since inception 40 years ago the country's airline has never owned a single aircraft but only second hand fron other sources. Sometime ago I had the opportunity of taking a connecting flight from Kuala Lumpur to Colombo on a Air Lanka flight which was rattling all the way previously owned by Royal Jordanian Air. Fortunately I ended up safely in one piece at my destinnation. They say borrowed feathers never shine.

    Siripala Tuesday, 02 April 2024 02:44 PM

    Good move, will boost the tourism too.

    Roshan Tuesday, 02 April 2024 04:56 PM

    Among the bitter cynics ..some people with some sense

    Gabriella Tuesday, 02 April 2024 03:37 PM

    Give the CEO of Sri Lankan Airlines ( Mr Nuttall) a “free hand” without ministerial interference and we will have a world class and profitable airline, we can all be proud of.

    Usman Tuesday, 02 April 2024 04:13 PM

    he needs some cash as commission for next election campaign.

    DJ Tuesday, 02 April 2024 07:31 PM

    Will boost the pockets of Bandula and a few others.

    Sambo Tuesday, 02 April 2024 07:38 PM

    Someone must be smiling.

    rubu fernando Tuesday, 02 April 2024 08:57 PM

    Wonder of the monthly payment, how much is going into that bribe taker fat cat Nimal Sripala?

    pantha kumaran Tuesday, 02 April 2024 10:58 PM

    Sri Lankan air line is a liability to our country. Ask Mahinda Rajapakse he will tell you the truth.. There is no way our airline will make a profit until such time these uneducated politicians allowed the airline to run without these idiots involvement

    Navin Wednesday, 03 April 2024 02:49 AM

    Someone from the ranil rajapaksa criminal syndicate must be very happy.

    Sudda Wednesday, 03 April 2024 07:09 AM

    Bases on the experience with Sri Lankan Airlines and Mihin Air, how can this be approved by the cabinet?

    Raj Soma Wednesday, 03 April 2024 06:56 PM

    Its time time to fill the pockets ...What have they been doing since Air Ceylon which is Srilankan air now? Milking the airline which is now almost in bankruptcy no where to fly, Rats infested , pilots are running away , but now they are leasing 2 aircraft . Don't you feel something fishy here..Only few weeks back the Minister said 45 days extension to come up with a solution a foreign entity to take over before goes belly up! Now this surprise . OMG, these guy's don't know what they are doing!


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