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On 1 November 1980, Air Lanka commenced wide-body operations with a leased Lockheed L1011-1 Tristar from Air Canada.
On 15 April 1982, Air Lanka received its own L1011 Tristar purchased from All Nippon Airways.
On , HAECO took over the maintenance of the two Air Lanka-owned Tristars, while Air Canada maintained two leased Tristars.
On 28 March 1980, Air Lanka signed a purchase agreement for two brand new Lockheed L1011-500 Tristars, the most advanced wide-body aircraft in the world at that time.
One Boeing 737 was leased from Maersk Air and maintained by Air Tara.
On 24 April 1980, the lease ended; Air Lanka received a replacement Boeing 737 leased from Royal Brunei.
In 2008, Emirates notified the Sri Lankan Government that it would not renew its management contract, In 2008 when Emirates pulled out, the accumulated profit of Sri Lankan was Rs. From 2008 to 2015, when the government administration ran it, the loss for the seven years was Rs. Currently, Sri Lankan operates an all-Airbus fleet except for its discontinued Air-Taxi services.
This agreement included exclusive rights for all aircraft ground handling and airline catering at Colombo-Bandaranaike airport for ten years.
Emirates bought a 40% stake worth US million (which it later increased to 43.6%) in Air Lanka and sought to refurbish the airline's image and fleet.
With the introduction of Tristar aircraft, the Boeing 707s were phased out and sold.
Then another L1011 was leased from Air Canada whilst the third L1011 was purchased from All Nippon.
The government retained a majority stake in the airline but gave full control to Emirates for investment and management decisions.