Ratings agency S&P Global cut its long-term issue rating on SriLankan Airlines’ foreign currency-denominated bond, after the airlines was unable to meet an interest payment and defaulted on a paper. SriLankan Airlines defaulted on a $175 million bond as it was unable to meet a $6 million interest payment. “We lowered the issue ratings on the SLA 2024 bond to ‘D’ from ‘CC’ because both the issuer and government of Sri Lanka, as guarantor, missed a coupon payment of about $6.1 million,” the ratings agency said in a statement. S&P affirmed the other ratings on Sri Lanka Airlines and said

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