It is a grand old bird; beautiful in that red AirLanka livery. Was the workhorse for UL for many years. The FMS (Flight Management System) on board UL -500s were so advanced. Sad that the timing of the introduction of the a/c was not all good, as boeing was testing the 747 idea. Otherwise it could have made it good.
I have flown AirLanka's L-1011 CMB,BKK,DXB,LGW,KUL,SIN and the last flight was SIN-CMB in Aug 1999. I call it one of the most comfortable rides for any a/c.
A taste of Paradise