SriLankan denies claims infected flight attendants deployed

SriLankan Airlines has denied claims that infected flight attendants have been deployed on work.

The airline said that the claims made by the Flight Attendants’ Union is a deliberate attempt in tarnishing the goodwill of the National Carrier.

“SriLankan Airlines wishes to categorically deny what is stated in these posts with regard to the Airline deploying COVID-infected Flight Attendants as untrue and misleading the public at a time the entire country is suffering due to the recent spike in the spread of the pandemic,” the airline said.

The airline said that ever since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, SriLankan Airlines had strictly followed and continues to follow the Health and safety Guidelines issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka(CAASL) which were amended from time to time.

This includes similar directives adopted by the respective civil aviation authorities operating in respective countries that the Airline flies to.

SriLankan Airlines said that it has taken every precaution in ensuring health and wellbeing of its employees by steering a prioritized company-wide vaccination programme and providing required Personal Protective Equipment ( PPEs), continuous awareness and instructions on safe working environment, and also through facilitating hospitalization and/or intermediate care center facilities, when staff members are tested positive for COVID-19. (Colombo Gazette)