Arrest ex- SriLankan CEO Kapila Chandrasena, wife over Air Bus deal: AG

3 February 2020 03:13 pm - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Attorney General Dappula De Livera has directed the CID Director to obtain a warrant, arrest and produce former CEO of SriLankan Airlines Kapila Chandrasena and his wife Priyanka Niyomali Wijenayaka in the court.

AG’s Coordinating Officer State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said the AG instructed to arrest them as suspects on charges of money laundering in the controversial air bus deal of SriLankan Airlines in 2013.

The AG has also directed CID to forward the investigative extracts to the Bribery Commission Director General in order to consider charges against Chandrasena over the air bus deal.

  Comments - 19

  • Ralahamy Monday, 03 February 2020 04:30 PM

    If the fraud came to light during the Yahapalana period, it is doubtful whether the two syspects would be arrested so fast. The then Govt. was suffering from malnutrition and narcissus.

    Tinkiriya Monday, 03 February 2020 08:24 PM

    what make you think this govt is any better. Nadesan and his ex Mrs. Rajapasksha were also beneficiaries of this ill gotten money in bribes, commissions and kickbacks.

    Arumugampillai Giritharan Monday, 03 February 2020 08:46 PM

    Yes, do you know who appointed the same CEO as Chairman of SriLankan airlines during the 7weeks constitutional coup.

    perera Monday, 03 February 2020 11:51 PM

    Very true, yahapalana govt. one of the useless and lethargic rule the country since independence !

    nimal silva Tuesday, 04 February 2020 03:15 AM

    will wait and see

    mohan Tuesday, 04 February 2020 04:56 AM

    but it's happen during the MR Period

    MAD KUMARAN Monday, 03 February 2020 08:55 PM

    Gota is going on the correct path. Well done. I hope he will punish the killers of Lasantha as well.

    Supun Tuesday, 04 February 2020 12:37 AM

    Maybe they already left for Australia or Switzerland ??

    Supun Tuesday, 04 February 2020 12:37 AM

    Maybe they already left for Australia or Switzerland ??

    Lanka Tuesday, 04 February 2020 12:56 AM

    In SLankan politics, the top positions are given to their Keith and kin. CEOs, HCs, Excellencies. Poor people are being fooled and robbed over and over again. Will justice ever come to this poor nation?

    Chandana Walgama Tuesday, 04 February 2020 01:28 AM

    This guy should be a Rajapaksa goon. I bet, he has already out of country and thats why government ordered an investigation. It is funny that all the details of scams that this guy was involved are with the AG department. Nothing will be done unless this was disclosed by a foreign media. CORRUPTED SOCIETY AND POLTICIANS.

    Potta Harry Tuesday, 04 February 2020 02:02 AM

    He is in Melbourne

    Saman Tuesday, 04 February 2020 03:48 AM

    It appears everyone in SL is corrupt...

    Ups Tuesday, 04 February 2020 06:27 AM

    This hefty bribe can not only for him and there may be more hidden umder this woman's name

    Andrew Silva Tuesday, 04 February 2020 07:26 AM

    This man and his wife indulged in bribery during Mr. Mahinda Rajapakshas presidency.Looks like the couple had taken the then government for a big ride. The current President is doing a terrific job and hats off to him. I hope he will continue to catch the crooks who ruined our country. With out favouring any one or party.

    Flyer Tuesday, 04 February 2020 07:34 AM

    When I was fleeing from China, I think I saw them flying to China in an Airbus. The wife was driving it.

    Chris Tuesday, 04 February 2020 07:42 AM

    Bigger than the bond scam. What say you? and my biggest question is why MR appointed him twice during the last couple of years, and is again and again in an indecent hurry to make him CEO again

    Golden opportunity Tuesday, 04 February 2020 08:12 AM

    Gotabaya opportunity has arisen for you to exercise your authority and create a DETERRENT to all the future POTENTIAL ROGUES by arresting these culprits IMMEDIATELY along with the Central Bank culprits starting from Ranil W and Mahendran. Mahendran is only four hours away. Prove to us that you can do this and prove to the public with not only words but with DEEDS meaning IMMEDIATE ARREST.

    Ups Thursday, 06 February 2020 07:01 AM

    In 2013 while he was CEO of Srilankan ,MR appointed him as CEO of Mihin air


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