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Celebrating Sri Lanka, the land that inspires

Filed on February 4, 2020 | Last updated on February 5, 2020 at 11.40 am
Asiri Wickramasuriya, Country Manager - UAE, SriLankan Airlines

SriLankan Airlines offers extensive connectivity to the world with warm Sri Lankan hospitality in the skies. Excerpts from Asiri Wickramasuriya, Country Manager - UAE, SriLankan Airlines

We, at SriLankan Airlines, wish all our friends and their families, a happy Independence Day. As the proud flag carrier of Sri Lanka, we join hands with our brothers and sisters across the globe to celebrate and rejoice over the 72 years of freedom. What we celebrate today is not just the chronology of a country as an independent nation, but also its quintessential charm that has remained evergreen, from Serendib, Ceylon to Sri Lanka.

It has always been a matter of pride to serve in a country where there are many Sri Lankans seeking our hospitality and connectivity. Whilst it is always a pleasure to welcome a tourist anticipating to experience Sri Lanka for the first time, even over and again, the joy of welcoming someone heading home is quite inexplicable. For them, home is not a just destination but a journey and it is this sentiment of home that resonates across our award-winning service and world-renowned care.

Dubai is one of the first destinations where SriLankan had the privilege of establishing a presence back in 1979. We have come a long way from our humble beginnings. Today, we offer you 11 flights a week between Dubai and Colombo, seven flights a week between Abu Dhabi and Colombo onboard our modern aircraft, taking you home and connecting you beyond seamlessly.  

We are pleased to offer you an unmatched travel experience with a touch of sophistication, with delectable meal choices, latest entertainment features and soothing cabin comforts. All features are specially curated to suit your taste and to remind you what home truly feels like.

Whilst we thank you for your patronage and loyalty over the years, which has made our presence in the region more meaningful, and allowed us to fulfil this national mission, we invite you to explore the world with our extensive connectivity across South Asia, the Far East and now Australia. I also take this opportunity to reaffirm that, whether you are heading home or whether your loved ones in Sri Lanka are planning to visit you, SriLankan Airlines anticipates to welcome you onboard.

We are part of the privileged few to have claimed the joy of flying the Lion flag high at 35,000 feet and thanks to you, your loved ones in Sri Lanka and across the globe, we have done it, over and again and with so much of pride, for this I thank you.

Happy Independence Day!

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