Qatar shows interest in SriLankan Airlines: Minister of Public Enterprises Development

    Sri Lanka‘s Minister of Public Enterprises Development Kabir Hashim stated Qatar has shown interest in SriLankan Airlinesand had subsequently sent a high level Minister to hold discussions with Sri Lanka in this regard (Daily News, 19-Jan-2018). “The discussions were very successful and we are currently awaiting a response from them. We don’t mind which international airline but we will negotiate with them and get the best deal for SriLankan. Some people are alleging that we are trying to close up SriLankan Airlines. But, I as the Minister can assure that we have no intention of selling it off. But we need a good international partner to work with us. They will do the management but Sri Lanka will still hold shares in it”, he said.