SriLankan praises valiant efforts of its staff
SriLankan Airlines thanked their pilots and staff who volunteered to operate the charter flight yesterday (31) that repatriated the 33 Sri Lankan students and their families that were trapped in Wuhan which is considered to be the epicentre of the coronavirus.
The project was carried out on the instruction of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
The passengers that were brought back with the help of many departments including the ground handling service were later handed over to the relevant authorities like armed forces and health authorities for necessary procedures.
“Our nation has always relied on our national carrier during times of crisis, be it a tsunami or a terror attack,” stated the Chairman of SriLankan Airlines, Ashok Pathirage.
Pathirage continued, “The Board of Directors and every employee of SriLankan Airlines are extremely proud of the selfless efforts of our 16 crew members who volunteered to fly into Wuhan, which is currently under a lockdown, going far beyond their call of duty.”
(Source: Ceylon Today)
Viva Sri Lankan airlines pilots, crew and everyone who made this rescue happen! You did this selflessly, with utmost concern for our stranded boys/girl/their families in Wuhan and you are our true national heroes!
Viva Sri Lanka!
Indeed, Prez Gota, Kudos! You have shown how much your love this little island nation of ours – yes, from the time you liberated us from heinous LTTE terrorism right down to this very act of humanity to save our nation’s citizens stranded in a far away land from danger and calamity, you have shown how much you love and care for us! Sire, I take my hat off for you in deep respect and admiration! Sire, please lead our nation, staying on the righteous path that you have taken so far, to make our country a true ‘marvel of Asia’ which I know you will do, if only we empower you to do, such as via the forthcoming General Elections…. may the Triple Gem bless you sire!
Well done Sri Lankan Airways and Thank you Mr GR. We are proud to have a Leader who can make swift and effective decisions.
Why should the nation evacuate citizens who went to Wuhan on their own accord to pursue personal benefit?
Why should the amude-wearing taxpayer pay for the ‘safe’ return of these idiots who went to Wuhan to enjoy life?
1. Though in this case this is a deadly Virus responsible governments evacuate their citizens in an emergency. In civil unrest or in a god made disaster.
2. Most of the people evacuated are Sri Lankan Students. They didn’t go for fun there. Once qualified they comeback to Sri Lanka and serve he nation.
3. Even in ME when SL house maids are abused they come running to SL embassies.
Well, I forgot to state one thing Madam Andrada, If one of your children, siblings, relatives were in Wahun you wouldn’t say this. Please join the nation welcoming out children back to Sri Lanka!