Asked why SriLankan had disposed of some of its aircraft, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said on Friday that it was because the airline had under its debt restructuring program scrapped some of its long haul destinations.
“Once the huge debt burden that we inherited from the Rajapaksa government is reduced, SriLankan would have more planes at its disposal since the long term plan is to develop the national carrier into a viable venture”, he added.
Senaratne also revealed that the proposal to lease vehicles for State institutions had been shelved because the Cabinet of Ministers was of the view that it would be an unproductive exercise.
When required, vehicles would be purchased after the necessary approvals were obtained, he said. – island.lk