We handpick high calibre professionals and provide extensive training for both
new recruits and existing staff with their growth in focus, in an environment that
encourages teamwork, loyalty and commitment to our on-going mission for
At SriLankan, we believe in rewarding excellence. To encourage the growth and the enrichment of those who choose to build their careers with us, we offer a number of employment rewards, recognition, incentive and performance programmes, designed to bring out the best in our beloved employees.
SriLankan has given me immense opportunities over my 18-year career here. I have had the opportunity to learn from and be mentored by some remarkable persons, from members of the Board to Managers. I have also been fortunate to have worked in many different sections within the IT Division, which gave me a diverse knowledge, and most importantly taught me how to work with various types of people.Chamara Perera- ( Head of Information Technology )
My advice to young people today is that they must learn multidisciplinary skills if they are to succeed in their careers. You may have diplomas, degrees and postgraduate qualifications in your chosen field. But it is not paper qualifications that count always, but competencies, capabilities and how you apply yourself . Learn and explore things like how to be more creative and innovative in doing things, excelling communication skills, building a larger network with interpersonal skills. soft skills, marketing, how to write a report, and how to make a presentation. The more skills you have, the more successful you will be .
It’s a privilege to work for the National Carrier. Srilankan gives us many opportunities and benefits to enhance our careers. I am proud to be a part of the Srilankan family, where I’m treated with respect and recognized for the work that I do .Chumila Senanayake- ( Aircraft Technician )
I love working for SriLankan Airlines as it represents our country which in turn makes me an ambassador for the country as well . It is an honor to be part of this esteemed organization . I’m privileged to be part of the SriLankan crew as it enables me to fly around the world and experience different cultures .Onella Gunawardene- ( Senior Flight Attendant )
With ever growing technological advancement SriLankan guarantees positive growth and success for its employees along with attractive privileges and competitive remuneration and it’s a privilege to be working for such an organization as SriLankan Airlines .Shanaka Silva- ( Licensed Aircraft Engineer )
I have had the good fortune to work in many different areas at SriLankan Airlines, which is an opportunity that I encourage today’s youngsters to exploit. I am proud to say that I started my career in Flight Operations and was able to move up the ladder, taking advantage of opportunities to move both upwards and laterally. I worked in Ground Handling before moving to Commercial and then Service Delivery. I have enjoyed the challenges of working overseas as a Station Manager, Sales Manager and Country Manager in tough situations and doing my best for my company.Chanaka Olagama- ( Head of Cabin Services )
To youngsters starting out their careers I would say, you need to work hard and prove yourself. You will not be recognized if you don’t. Not everyone is good at everything they are assigned to do, so if you find that your efforts are not successful it may be time for you to look at another avenue and SriLankan gives you the opportunity of moving to another discipline without having to find a new employer. Make a change; don’t give up; keep seeking challenges.