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SriLankan Airlines CEO Ratwatte announces retirement

CEO of SriLankan Airlines, Captain Suren Ratwatte, has submitted a letter announcing early retirement, the national carrier said.

Ratwatte was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines and budget airline Mihin Lanka with effect from October 2015 and took over the operational and strategic management of both airlines.

An airline pilot with over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry, he began his career at Air Lanka in 1984 and thereafter joined Emirates in 1989, where he held several positions in the company.

A new Board of Directors under the Chairmanship of Mr. Ranjit Fernando was appointed at the loss-making SriLankan Airlines with effect from 29th March 2018 in order to accelerate the restructuring process and create the enabling environment to proceed with entering into a Public-Private-Partnership with a strategic investor.

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