Russia’s state-owned airline – Aeroflot has decided to resume flights from Moscow to Sri Lanka with effect from October 09, 2022.
“Starting from October, Aeroflot will resume regular flights to Colombo, Bangkok, and Goa. Flights will be operated on Airbus A330 aircraft,” the airlines said in a statement.
From October 09, the airline will resume Colombo flights, which will initially operate twice a week.
The statement further notes :
From 30 October, Aeroflot will relaunch seven weekly flights to Bangkok, and from 2 November, the airline will operate up to three weekly services to Goa.
The sale of tickets for flights to Colombo and Bangkok is open, and the sale for tickets for flights to Goa will be launched shortly.
The up-to-date schedule is available on Aeroflot’s website.
To book tickets, please, go to Aeroflot’s website, mobile application, contact the airline’s 24-hour call centre: +7 495 223 5555, 8-800-444-5555 (free call in Russia), *555 (for mobile phones), or visit one of the airline’s sales offices, or ticket sales agents.
Operating hours of liquor stores, revised
The Excise Department has announced changes to the operating hours of liquor shops, effective from tomorrow (December 09).
According to the revised schedule, liquor shops will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The detailed list of times is as follows :
Deadline extensions for SLT & Srilankan bids
The deadline to submit expressions of interest for Sri Lanka Telecom and SriLankan Airlines have been extended on investor requests, Director General of the State Enterprises Restructuring Unit, Suresh Shah said.
The date to express interest for Sri Lanka Telecom was extended to January 12, 2024, from December 18.
The date for SriLankan Airlines was extended to January 09, 2024 from December 05.
The government is selling majority stakes in the firm.
The SRU will issue requests for proposal documents to qualified investors who express interest.
Source – economynext.com
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Alba cinnamon, which is the highest grade of Ceylon cinnamon available in the local market, is sold between Rs. 4,800 – Rs. 5,000 per kilo which is a drop of Rs. 500.
This will lead to serious economic issues for those at the grassroot level of the industry, whose livelihood is cinnamon cultivation.
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