SriLankan Airlines recommended to postpone aircraft procurement process

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Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) Prof. Charitha Herath today
(25) recommended that SriLankan Airlines postpone the procurement process of leasing 21
aircrafts for the period 2022-2025, for three months.

In view of the prevailing economic situation, the entire process should be reviewed and it should be ascertained whether the relevant procurement process is in line
with the proper methodology, COPE advised the Secretaries to the Ministry of Tourism and
the State Ministry of Aviation and Export Zones Development.

They further recommended that a procurement guideline be duly prepared and submitted
to the Cabinet.