Lankapage Logo CP 21 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* SriLankan Airlines appeals from the general public to respect its employees for their service to the country at a time of need
Tue, Mar 24, 2020, 07:25 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 24, Colombo: SriLankan Airlines has noted that many social Media posts have appeared over the past few days discriminating SriLankan Airlines staff in connection with COVID-19 infection.

It is extremely unfortunate that these posts have subjected the Airlines’ staff and their immediate families to discrimination, distress and embarrassment at public places such as hotels, schools and hospitals.

SriLankan Airlines as the National Airline of Sri Lanka is categorized as an essential service to render air services to the Government and the people of Sri Lanka even at a time where there is risk to health, personal safety that includes the whole or part of the population.

Therefore, the Airlines’ staff and business continue to provide a nonstop service 24 x 7, for both passenger and cargo operations and ground services during this serious and challenging global crisis brought upon by COVID-19.

National Carrier’s work areas and operations inadvertently bring its staff face to face with the general public, international travelers, and imported and exported goods.

SriLankan Airlines would like to state that its operational staff undergo regular and recurrent training of flying under contagion situations and are regularly updated with regard to operational safety adhering to directives from the World Health Organization and under the safety and procedural guidance issued by the International Air Transport Association for cabin crew, technical staff and cargo handling.

The Airlines’ corporate health medical services continue to monitor the health and psychological wellbeing of its staff members and their families and through the deep cleaning of aircraft, the Airline continues to ensure the safety and health of its passengers, staff, their immediate families and the general public at all times.

Therefore, the Airline would like to request most kindly from the social media users to share content responsibly, by being mindful of the authenticity of such content and sources, and refrain from posting or sharing content that may discriminate, distress or demotivate the Airlines’ staff and their family members who are currently being part of fulfilling a much-required national mission, thus going above and beyond their call of duty.

SriLankan Airlines makes this appeal to the general public to support and show solidarity to all SriLankan Airlines’ Staff and understand that the invaluable service that they perform at a great personal risk to themselves, is for the benefit and wellbeing of fellow citizens of Sri Lanka and to fulfill all needs entrusted to the National Carrier by the Government of Sri Lanka at a time of a crisis.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
National Coastal and Marine Resources Conservation Week launched
-- [5 hours ago]
President inspects development projects in Puttalam District
-- [6 hours ago]
Presidential Commission of Inquiry decides to name former Prime Minister as a witness
-- [7 hours ago]
Navy recovers Rs. 5 million worth Kerala Cannabis hidden in a Kalpitiya island
-- [8 hours ago]
Laboratory reports on MT New Diamond oil tanker submitted to Attorney General
-- [8 hours ago]
ITX360 partners with UiPath to introduce a new paradigm in hyperautomation to Sri Lanka
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Niro Cooke appointed to Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) Board
-- [9 hours ago]
Four suspects, who assaulted police in Atulugama remanded until 22nd
ComBank presents grand prizes to e-statement promo winners
No decision to withdraw from UNHRC, government clarifies

Copyright © 2000, 2020 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.