Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa said in Parliament that 70 pilots had left SriLankan Airlines during the last six months.

He said that 18 more pilots will join Emirates this year as well. “The country needs 330 pilots, but there are only 260 pilots in the Airlines, he said.

“Since Sri Lankan Airlines have a limited number of pilots, they will have to breach international conventions and fly. According to international conventions, they have a rest period after flying. Now,