Sri Lanka To Sell Airline, Print Money To Pay Salaries
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Sri Lanka To Sell Airline, Print Money To Pay Salaries

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May 17, 2022

Sri Lanka's new government plans to sell its national airline to stem losses, part of efforts to stabilize the nation's finances even as authorities are forced to print money to pay government salaries.


New Delhi, 17 May 2022

As per news report of NDTV, the new administration plans to privatize Sri Lankan Airlines, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in a televised address to the nation Monday. The carrier lost 45 billion rupees ($124 million) in the year ending March 2021, he said just days before the nation is set to formally default on foreign debt. "It should not be that this loss has to be borne by the poorest of the poor who have not set foot in an aircraft," Wickremesinghe said.

Source -NDTV

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