Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today addressing the nation said that he is proposing to to privatize national carrier Sri Lankan Airline which is incurring Rs. 45 billion losses for the period of 2020/2021.

“I further propose to privatise Sri Lankan Airlines which is incurring extensive losses. The loss for the year 2020-2021 alone amounts to SLR 45 billion. By 31st March 2021, the total loss was at 372 billion. Even if we privatise Sri Lankan Airlines, this is a loss that we must bear. You must be aware that this is a loss that must be borne even by the poor people of this country who have never stepped on an airplane”.

Sri Lanka government is considering to privatize SriLankan Airlines.