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SriLankan to temporarily ground flights

SriLankan Airlines will temporarily suspend all flights from April 8, the airline said in a statement.

"We, at SriLankan Airlines, regret very much to inform our valued passengers that the Airline is compelled to temporarily suspend all its flights from 8th April 2020 to 21st of April 2020 in view of the travel restrictions imposed by the destinations we operate to," the statement said.

The Airline is constantly reviewing the market conditions and the restrictions imposed by the various authorities and will be ready recommence its operations at short notice even before the 21st April 2020 if such restrictions are lifted.

The airline said it is willing to operate special flights during this period to repatriate Sri Lankans who are wanting to return if required. 

Further, the Airlines’ cargo services will continue to operate from its worldwide network of special flights as and when required. 

Despite various challenges faced by the Airline throughout its four-decade tenure, this is by far the most difficult and unfortunate period that the Airline is passing, similar to all its counterparts across the globe and communities in general. 

In view of providing maximum ease to its valued passengers, who have been inconvenienced under these circumstances which are beyond the Airlines’ control, it has implemented a re-booking and reissue policy, which is available on

For further information and clarifications, passengers are requested to contact their travel agents, their nearest SriLankan Airlines Office or the Airlines’ Global Contact Centre on +94117771979. 

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