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Old 4th Sep 2009, 10:37   #81 (permalink)
 
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ALPGSL

A local newspaper featured photos taken at the AGM Dinner of the ALPGSL. Nice touch and let me congratulate the newly appointed Office Bearers.

With amounting losses, a goat of a CEO and an equally incompetent Management Pilot Team at Flight Operations, the Office Bearers certainly will have work cut out for themselves!!

There are many issues that require immediate attention and I believe the ALPGSL is already addressing them. I would like to highlight the issue of the Expats still in employment and blocking the due positions, promotions and employment opportunities of the local pilots.

Enough of protecting the Expats! The local pilots deserve their upgrades, promotions and type conversions. Our career progress is being delayed by these 'contract pilots' and they are not required at a time the Airline is struggling to stay airborne!!
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Old 8th Sep 2009, 09:49   #82 (permalink)
 
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Okay, now whom of you are going to fly the precious, once weekly MXP flight ?
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Old 13th Sep 2009, 05:08   #83 (permalink)
 
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Work For Free

Work for free, CEO tells employees
By Raisa Wickrematunge

In a shocking turn of events, the country’s crisis ridden national carrier, SriLankan, has requested its employees to work four days in the coming months free of charge until the airline recovers from its massive financial slump.

The request comes after the airline recorded a loss of almost Rs. 9.5 billion for the year, which ended March 31, 2009.

SriLankan Airlines Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Manoj Gunawardena confirmed that various schemes were being implemented including the freezing of increments and bonuses for the coming year and voluntary work by employees for no pay.

Gunawardena also told The Sunday Leader that the senior management has already agreed to two days of voluntary no pay work, including himself.

“With the implementation of various cost cutting and revenue enhancing measures, the company will have a financial turnaround,” an optimistic Gunawardena said.

The management is currently in negotiations with the Flight Attendants’ Union (FAU) and Sri Lanka Nidhahas Sevaka Sangamaya (SLNN) for voluntary no pay work. “We are optimistic that both unions will make accommodations. This requires personal commitment from all of us,” he said.

However a representative of the Pilots’ Guild said that the pilots have refused to agree to a pay cut. The representative also claimed that the suggestions made for the improvement of the airline which would have improved the situation, had been overlooked by the authorities.

The representative alleged that the airline was drowning in corruption and malpractices and suggestions made to remove inefficient employees had fallen on deaf ears.

According to the Pilots’ Guild representative, the CEO had cited that other airlines too were suffering from heavy losses and so this situation was not unique to SriLankan. “But other airlines have invested in buying more aircraft. SriLankan Airlines has made no such investment. They are liquidating their assets just to maintain the day to day running of the firm,” he said.

The representative also added that the FAU has already agreed to four days of voluntary no pay work, on the condition that they would receive an over 10% pay increment next March.

The Pilots’ Guild representative said that this was a “big if, because who knows what the airline’s financial situation would be next year?” The representative maintained that the airline could still survive if corruption was curtailed.

FAU President A. A. M. Adheeb when contacted said he did not wish to speak on the matter on the telephone
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Old 14th Sep 2009, 04:48   #84 (permalink)
 
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The CEO of Srilankan Airlines should be removed with immediate effect for making a request of this nature and going public on the same. It clearly exposes him as the wrong person to be in charge of the National Carrier and his inefficiency, ineffectiveness, inexperience and his absolute incapability to function any longer.

My many previous posts have highlighted the ineffective cost cutting measures, that this goat has proposed. I have stressed, time and time again, that the Airline will continue to go further and further into the red. When are we going to voice our concern?? When are we going to take action to expose the fact that the expat pilots have to go? How much more of this BS are we going to put up with??

Type conversion courses, upgrades, increments, bonusses have all been stopped. The local pilots due progress in the Airline, has come to a complete stop. All this because of 35 expatriate pilots, who are not required to be in employment at Srilankan Ailrines!
If no action is taken, then Gentlemen (and Ladies), all I can say is that ... we have dug our own grave!!

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Old 14th Sep 2009, 07:06   #85 (permalink)
 
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Well the two goats, Manoj and Sajin will be very soon entered into the GUINESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS.

Two brothers who are almost going to close down two airlines. Runs in the family. I suppose we are bigger goats, just to have sat down and watched them sink the airline and now pay for it.
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Old 15th Sep 2009, 13:24   #86 (permalink)
 
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Actually one ruins the airline and the other will ruin the Southern Province ( probable Chief Minister Candidate ).

If you would like, please join in to the discussion on UL at my forum - Airline Industry Review Forum - Index . A TRULY Sri Lankan forum.
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Old 19th Sep 2009, 05:11   #87 (permalink)
 
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SriLankan to get new life

Ports and Aviation Minister Chamal Rajapaksa yesterday stressed on the need to replace age-old air buses of the national carrier ‘SriLankan Airlines’ with new ones as a measure to recover the present loss which now stands at Rs.10 billion.
Minister Rajapaksa told the Daily Mirror they had a meeting a few days ago to discuss ways and means to revive the national carrier from the present unprofitable state. He said the global economic recession had hit the global airline industry and Sri Lanka also felt its effects. “We hope the situation will improve by the end of this year. We have now planned to consult experts in the industry to revamp the carrier. We want to bring in new aircraft to replace the old ones. It is costly to maintain old aircraft,” he said.


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Old 19th Sep 2009, 07:02   #88 (permalink)
 
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Can't access your forum from the link you posted
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Old 19th Sep 2009, 08:47   #89 (permalink)
 
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oh boy, these buggers(RAJAPAKSA CLAN) are looking of making money from any angle. if we have cheap tickets and not carrying passengers even new aircraft will not be sufficient.i am amused when these jokers justify the reason as high maintenance cost. remember we our supporting mihin too.

the country is having a huge debt problem we our taking commercial loans to settle loans at the interest rates is higher and higher similar to that at GK, this is what DP told me our own financial expert.

they do not take loans from WB/IMF OR ADB as these are based on performance and obligation of canceling welfare schemes etc. see the bus rates going up well these are slowly implemented.watch for the exchange rate by december thats what DP aiya told me.
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Ports and Aviation Minister Chamal Rajapaksa yesterday stressed on the need to replace age-old air buses of the national carrier ‘SriLankan Airlines’ with new ones as a measure to recover the present loss which now stands at Rs.10 billion.

Hey guys, don't you think that this is Sri Lankan ingenuity at its best ?! Airline is losing big time, there's a global recession and fewer people are taking to the air, the kitty ha sno money so have to tax the people harder..........but hang on, let's go and buy some new planes and all are problems will be solved !

The major issue here is not the equipment dear Minister but the guys who are running it to the ground ! Won't it be better still to buy more planes, employ a few more expats and also give the seats free ? We can then fill up the buses for sure !

The SLCTB workshop is busy these days................fixing wings to those buses, so look out guys you will soon be lining up at the RMV and not the DGCA.
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Old 19th Sep 2009, 11:39   #91 (permalink)
 
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Fire the management first. This would be a great start, than buying new airplanes Mr minister. After that you could by new planes. Also you get comissions buying planes too.

Capt DP can help to buy 6 brand new A330's. As he is fully loaded with his hard earned cash. It has been mentioned. DP is willing to give up a whole years wages to help the company. What a sweet and lovely guy. LOYAL TO ROYAL.
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Old 19th Sep 2009, 14:08   #92 (permalink)
 
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Is the Minister trying to protect the poor performance of the 'Goat CEO'?

The Rs. 10 Billion loss has nothing to do with the aircraft/equipment that Srilankan Airlines utilise. It is due to complete mis-management, poor decision making, lack of accountability, nil knowledge of how to run an airline, corrupt practices of top and middle management ... etc.

The CEO, Head of Flt ops (DP) and the spineless Senior HHR Manager (AK) should be held responsible for the mess the airline is in.

They have to be removed from their post with immediate effect!

This is complete nonsense and I cannot believe that the pilots are putting up with this BS!!
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Old 19th Sep 2009, 15:09   #93 (permalink)
 
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I am sorry, the forum has been having a database issue. But till I fix it, let me invite you to take a look at my blog - Airline Industry Review .
Check on the 'srilankan' tag. I've written a lot on UL lately, but gave up after realising that the management is not open to criticism.
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Old 19th Sep 2009, 15:15   #94 (permalink)
 
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The management really does not have the tactics to steer the airline through a storm. Instead of putting ALD up for sale, what they should have done was leasing one more 332 or 343 and launching MEL or SYD again. There is a steady demand, much more than to FCO or CDG, and there is way less competition. If the CEO is really upbeat about making CMB a hub, he should have entered niche markets. And reducing prices is not the correct way to face undercutting. This is the best time for expansion, but the management's sole solution seems to be liquidating assets.
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Gents its useless trying to make these goats and monkies understand. We got to bare in mind that these people are a bunch of street fellows who have got a few extra bucks yesterday.

They somehow get the idea that class can be bought overnight. Just sit back and think about it. Unfortunately they are detroying the aviation and careers in srilanka.

Never has Airlanka or Srilankan come to this situ.

To CEO Manoj and your Goofy management we will never forget you and your .
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Even thats wrong ..

Those figures were misleading according to this article.I dont read the local papers but a UL driver posted this to me ....where has all the money Gone then???????.

Sri Lanka Breaking News-Daily Mirror Online

CHoopper Pilots wanted Too........Now I know where UL money is going to,

A Helicopter pad too is being built in ‘King’s close relative’s Deniyaya Palace -Lanerolle(Lanka-e-News 18.Sep.2009 6.00PM) UNP Organizer fro Baddegana and candidate for Southern Provincial Council elections, speaking to the media today (18) asked how it has been possible for a close relative of the uncrowned ‘King’ to buy a property worth Rs. 400 lakhs in Deniyaya and build a palace exploiting the State project ‘Maga neguma’ resources, funds and manpower?

Upon an investigation into this construction , it has been revealed that over Rs. 500 lakhs of State funds have been siphoned into building and concreting the roads leading to this Palace. Besides, 4000 lakhs have been set aside out of public funds to complete this palace. Over 70 of the State employees of the maga neguma project are working to build this private palace, he pinpointed.

A large swimming pool and a Helicopter pad are also being constructed at this Palace, he asserted.

If this Palace is built out of funds of a private individual using all the Govt. resources, assets and manpower, has the Inland revenue Dept. been informed of how these colossal sums of money came by? he questioned.The Govt. has been unable to account for Rs. 1000 million of the Maga neguma project funds. How these funds frittered away nobody knows. He also said large sums of money out of this Maga neguma project have been spent without the due approvals. When Committee on public enterprises (COPE) inquired into this, Basil Rajapakse who is the Head of the Maga neguma project fiercely opposed it.

When the media a questioned as to what action the Opposition is proposing against this Palace construction out of public funds, Lanerolle said, they intend to file legal action .
A Helicopter pad too is being built in ‘King’s close relative’s Deniyaya Palace -Lanerolle(Lanka-e-News 18.Sep.2009 6.00PM) UNP Organizer fro Baddegana and candidate for Southern Provincial Council elections, speaking to the media today (18) asked how it has been possible for a close relative of the uncrowned ‘King’ to buy a property worth Rs. 400 lakhs in Deniyaya and build a palace exploiting the State project ‘Maga neguma’ resources, funds and manpower?

Upon an investigation into this construction , it has been revealed that over Rs. 500 lakhs of State funds have been siphoned into building and concreting the roads leading to this Palace. Besides, 4000 lakhs have been set aside out of public funds to complete this palace. Over 70 of the State employees of the maga neguma project are working to build this private palace, he pinpointed.

A large swimming pool and a Helicopter pad are also being constructed at this Palace, he asserted.

If this Palace is built out of funds of a private individual using all the Govt. resources, assets and manpower, has the Inland revenue Dept. been informed of how these colossal sums of money came by? he questioned.The Govt. has been unable to account for Rs. 1000 million of the Maga neguma project funds. How these funds frittered away nobody knows. He also said large sums of money out of this Maga neguma project have been spent without the due approvals. When Committee on public enterprises (COPE) inquired into this, Basil Rajapakse who is the Head of the Maga neguma project fiercely opposed it.

When the media a questioned as to what action the Opposition is proposing against this Palace construction out of public funds, Lanerolle said, they intend to file legal action .

SRI LANKAWATA THURUWAN SARANAI !!!!!!!!

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Yes ... there are many misleading articles appearing in the newspapers. The Opposition Leader has pointed out 'the loss' incurred within a period of one year at Srilankan Catering. No mention on nett profit.

This whole 10 Billion Rupee loss, at Srilankan Airlines, is not going down too well with the ruling party. It has become a total embarrassment! On the other hand, it's a winning topic for the opposition to talk about to gain some political mileage.

Expect many more misleading articles in the newspapers, in the coming weeks!

The bottom line is that the Airline is in a spin! The CEO and Management have no clue on how to run the Airline. The decisions they make are too late and too poor. The team at Flight Operations are sucking up to the Politicos to secure their positions and ask for personal favours from them and are not one bit concerned about the Airline.

Losses will continue to only be evident at Srilankan Airlines and the Group!!

Sri Lankan airline industry loses billions; Misfortune, carelessness or downright inefficiency? | Asian Tribune

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Old 27th Sep 2009, 02:28   #98 (permalink)
 
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Finally, the truth is out!

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Old 27th Sep 2009, 02:43   #99 (permalink)
 
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And here is the current financial status of Srilankan Airlines ...

:: :: :: Lakbimanews Online Edition :: :: ::

Thanks to the Goat and the spineless Management Team at Flight Operations, we are truly f*%$@d !!!!
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The facts and figures are out........

What goes around, comes around.

All the wild asses and the buffoons on high seats should now be ready for the big fall?

The future of so many staff members and their families could now be in jeopardy due to the callous, selfish and vindictive behavior of a few miserable, unsuitable types who grabbed the high seats and deprived natural justice to many.

Now let's reap what we have sown, brothers !
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