Nimal Siripala de Silva, the Minister of Ports, Navigation and Aviation, said that due to the delay of the planes of Sri Lankan Airlines in the last few days, there has been a loss of 195 crore rupees. He also mentioned that due to this, no allowance or salary increase can be given to the employees at this time.
In the meantime, he said that Sri Lankan Airlines has also retained its rights and decided to give other airlines the right to maintain these flight schedule restrictions.
The minister said that Sri Lankan Airlines has a debt of more than 100 million US dollars and has to pay interest for it, and informed the union representatives that if the productivity of the airline is increased, some payment can be made based on the productivity.
Yesterday (2) a discussion was held with the management of the airline and all trade union representatives to inquire about the inconvenience caused to the air passengers due to the simultaneous delay of eight flights of the Sri Lankan Airlines. The minister revealed these facts at that time.
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