SRI LANKA: Sri Lanka appoints new carrier board

The Government of Sri Lanka has nominated and appointed a new Chairman and Directors to Sri Lankan Airlines. Dr P B Jayasundera has been appointed Chairman with Nishantha Wickremasinghe, Lalith De Silva and Sunil Wijesinha as Nominee Directors to represent the government, which holds 51.05 per centshareholding. Emirates Airline holding 43.63 per cent shareholding will […]


The Government of Sri Lanka has nominated and appointed a new Chairman and Directors to Sri Lankan Airlines. Dr P B Jayasundera has been appointed Chairman with Nishantha Wickremasinghe, Lalith De Silva and Sunil Wijesinha as Nominee Directors to represent the government, which holds 51.05 per centshareholding.

Emirates Airline holding 43.63 per cent shareholding will be represented by Tim Clark, Gary Chapman and Nigel Hopkins. Emirates recently withdrew from its management role of the carrier saying it wished to dilute is shareholding in the Lankan carrier.

Jet Airways and Tokyo based ANA plan to commence a code sharing and network-wide reciprocal frequent flier partnership effective May 21, subject to regulatory approval. With this agreement, the first of its kind between an Indian and Japanese carrier, Jet Airways will place its flight code, 9W, on ANA’s daily business jet flights between Mumbai and Tokyo Narita.

"We are delighted to work with Jet Airways in this way to bring together the peoples of India and Japan," said ANA president and CEO, Mineo Yamamoto. "Our two countries – located at opposite ends of Asia – represent the diversity and dynamism of our region, and Jet Airways, with its famed high quality of service and remarkable growth, itself typifies those qualities," he continued.