Should the Sri Lankan government be in the business of running an airline? – A complement (Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka))

Aviation

Lee Kuan Yew in his autobiography wrote: When I requested President J.R. Jayawardena how Singapore can help Sri Lanka, one of his requests was to release Capt. Rakhita Wickramanayake from Singapore Airlines to head Air Lanka (predecessor to SriLankan) operations. I was surprised that he was appointing an airline pilot to head a commercial enterprise. This…