Who is Suren?

Suren Ratwatte, FRAeS, is an accomplished pilot, airline executive and aviation researcher.

He became one of the world’s first Airbus A380 Captains, was previously SriLankan Airlines’ CEO and has also been featured in several books and academic publications.

Category: Interviews

  • Combat in the T-55 MBT

    Combat in the T-55 MBT

    This is the last of a series of articles concerning the T-55 main battle tank in use by the Sri Lanka Army. The columns take place as a conversation between the author and a retired officer of the Armoured Corps who prefers to remain unidentified. The narrator’s recollections are part of an oral history project […]

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  • T-55 in the Tropics

    T-55 in the Tropics

    ____________________________________ This series of articles about combat in the T-55 main battle tank with the Sri Lanka Army, takes place as a conversation between the author and a retired officer of the Armored Corps who prefers to remain unidentified. The narrator’s recollections are part of an oral history project aimed at preserving the memories of […]

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  • Drowning in debt – Part 2 of the interview with Counterpoint

    Part II   UL has to meet its debt obligations, or it cannot function- Industry expert Sri Lankan Airlines Cover Story Nov 2, 2020 Read excerpts of CounterPoint’s exclusive interview with former CEO of SriLankan Airlines, Suren Ratwatte, as he weighs in where Sri Lanka’s national carrier is headed. Q. What kind of restructuring should […]

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  • SriLankan Airlines post-COVID. Does it have a future?

    This is Part 1 of a two part interview with Counterpoint magazine.   SriLankan Airlines continues to bleed money- who would care enough to make it stop? SriLankan Airlines Oct 25, 2020 Heavily unionized and long used as a playpen by politicians, the SriLankan Airlines Group has incurred a loss amounting to billions in rupees. […]

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  • Interview with CAPA TV

    An interview which Suren had with CAPA TV while he was the CEO of SriLankan Airlines SriLankan CEO Suren Ratwatte @ APAS 2017 from CAPA on Vimeo.

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  • Interview with Bloomberg

    An interview which Suren had with Bloomberg, while he was the CEO of SriLankan Airlines.

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