Civil Aviation Authority Director General P.A. Jayakantha says that Sri Lankan Airlines and Fitz Air, which are established in Sri Lanka and carry out international flight operations, have sought permission to hire foreign pilots to remedy the shortage of pilots in their aviation services.

He said that Sri Lanka’s aviation industry experts and pilots are currently leaving the country for better opportunities, and the reason for this is that foreign airline companies are paying them higher salaries.

Those salaries are five or six times higher than the salaries paid to them in this country, so there

There is a great demand for our pilots from those airlines.