Since the 2009 resolution of its long-standing internal conflict, Sri Lanka has doggedly pursued a path to economic recovery, with particular focus on tourism on an island that is known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean because of its natural beauty.  Crucial to this effort—and also a key beneficiary—is national flag carrier SriLankan Airlines.  This relatively small niche carrier is struggling to turn a profit and remains vulnerable to fuel price hikes, but is ...

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