SriLankan Airlines will suspend flights to Frankfurt and Paris. Accordingly, the last flight between Frankfurt and Colombo will be on October 30, and the last flight from Paris to Colombo on November 6.
Sri Lankan Airline publish a statement stated that the Government of Sri Lanka has made it clear that it will no longer fund continuing losses…the route network is being continuously evaluated in the context of changing market dynamics in order to maximize on sustainable routes which bring in more contribution towards the bottom line. It said that while the drop in fuel prices had contributed to improved performance, that benefit was significantly eroded with the airline’s revenue for the financial year ending 2015/16 declining when compared to the previous year.
And it stated that the particularly by Middle Eastern carriers, accompanied by a drop in airfares in European markets has seen the contribution of the European network drop in comparison to the other routes, and it has been further exacerbated by the depreciation of the Euro against the Dollar.”
however SriLankan operates daily flights to both Doha and Abu Dhabi and has a strong code share relationship with Etihad and Qatar through which it will continue to provide onward connectivity to the European destinations it has been serving via Paris and Frankfurt. And London will remain the Airline’s gateway to Europe, where the Airline has deployed its state-of-the-art A330-300 fleet for daily non-stop operations, providing a greater comfort and an enhanced flying experience to its passengers.
Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne stated to the media that Sri Lankan nurses will be trained at the British Council and provided jobs in the UK, He further said that arrangements have also been made to provide jobs for nurses in the US, through a private nursing faculty.
Minister assure that the nursing faculty will be establish in Sri Lanka at a cost of Rs. 12,500 million for educating and provide international standard qualification to Sri Lanka Nurses.
As now Sri Lanka has recorded the highest foreign currency earning from remittance of domestic workers who works in aboard. If Sri Lanka is focusing to offer a professional services to aboard, then the foreign currency income will increase and it will support to the sri lanka economy.
But in overall the Sri Lanka Government should develop new policies to take care the workers who traveling aboard for works.
Department of Census and Statistics announces that the life expectancy of Srilankan males and females has increased since 2001. The new life expectancy of Srilankan male is 72 years and female is 78.6 years which were 68.8 and 77.2 in 2001.
it is observe srilanka is emerging towards elder generation and it is government responsibility to improve the health care and elderly support services for the new segments.
Finance Ministry stated that the state run airline Mihin Lanka has recorded a loss of Rs. 17 Billion over its 7 years operation.
Finance Ministry said it had been given a Rs. 15 Billion letter of comfort in 2015 to continue its operations and the ministry is expected to reduce losses to Rs. 938 million, from Rs. 1.48 Billion in last year.