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Nishantha Wickremasinghe allocated Dubai apartment for female officer

9 October 2018 07:23 am - 26     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Within the period from 2012 to 2014, the then SriLankan Airlines Chairman Nishantha Wickremasinghe had allocated Rs.2.4 million for an apartment for a female Sales Support Officer in Dubai but previously it was claimed as an accommodation for executive trainees, it was told at the SriLankan Airlines Commission yesterday.

SriLankan Airlines, Head of Finance, Yasantha Dissanayake informed the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on irregularities at SriLankan airlines, SriLankan Catering and Mihin Lanka that the then Chairman Nishantha Wickremasinghe had directed the company finance division to allocate a monthly payment for an apartment in Dubai stating it was for executive trainees in Dubai but it was allocated for a person called Shehani Rodrigo, a Sales Support Officer in Dubai.

He said that the invoices of the particular apartment mentioned the particular female Sales Support Officer’s name and not the company name.

“By the time we got to know about the incident she has taken the apartment on lease and was not a member of any training program. Periodically when we checked the stations we noticed the name of the invoices given as Shehani Rodigo and she was also paid with housing allowance as specified in the appointment letter,” he said.

At the Commission, SriLankan Airlines Manager, Human Resources and Administration, Lasantha Liyanage informed that the particular female Sales Support Officer had previously served as a Flight Attendant at SriLankan and she had personally requested Chairman Nishantha Wickremasinghe to grant her no pay leave for a period of one year.

He said the Chairman had granted her one year no pay leave with a transfer to Airport Services and her first appointment was in Singapore as a Sales Support Officer. He said that this appointment was not informed to the HR division and it was not an approved position by the HR.

He also informed the Commission that by the time she resigned from SriLankan Airlines, the Company IT division had changed her designation to SriLankan Manager, Ticket office and Marketing in UAE, which was not approved by the HR division. (Yoshitha Perera)

  Comments - 26

  • Gehan Tuesday, 09 October 2018 09:45 AM

    I have no comment, but nishantha has enjoyed a lot than any other youngsters nowadays..

    das Tuesday, 09 October 2018 09:47 AM

    Delightful! !!

    srilankan Tuesday, 09 October 2018 09:51 AM

    side kick!!! family support from public funds ......

    Observer Tuesday, 09 October 2018 06:40 PM

    Family ?

    Dee Tuesday, 09 October 2018 10:09 AM

    Must've been a good number to have demanded so much.

    Rizwan Tuesday, 09 October 2018 10:25 AM

    MR Appointed a well qualified person to the Highest post in Sri Lankan. this guy O/L pass or fail?

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 09 October 2018 03:24 PM

    A rogue and a crook will always appoint other rogues and crooks to be around him.

    lkboy Tuesday, 09 October 2018 10:25 AM

    Ayyo Salli!

    saman Tuesday, 09 October 2018 10:43 AM


    Rasheed Tuesday, 09 October 2018 11:46 AM

    Lucky person, tax payer's money for his enjoyment.

    VJ Tuesday, 09 October 2018 12:04 PM

    This may not be the only one. Will have to hear the rest of the story.

    Ashok Tuesday, 09 October 2018 01:37 PM

    The Sri Lankan "Play Boy".

    Dhammika Wednesday, 10 October 2018 01:13 PM

    OLD MAN (BOY) playing with Sri Lankan girls ! .

    vithura Tuesday, 09 October 2018 04:12 PM

    Club all these abuse of powers, misuse of state funds, nepotism, kidnappings and murders together, and bring charges against 'the King' and his associates in the previous regime in a special court with the ultimate punishment of withdrawal of their civic rights so that they never hold any position of power in any public office or political party for rest of their lives.

    Arnold Tuesday, 09 October 2018 04:36 PM

    Now this is getting juicier!

    Redflame Tuesday, 09 October 2018 04:52 PM

    Wonderland of Asia! Sri Lankan Airlines will get another world award after this commission hearing is completed. One of the worst mismanaged state institution in MR era. I feel sorry for Sri Lanka and its people. No way out of this deep shit well.

    REEZ Tuesday, 09 October 2018 04:55 PM

    Joy ride in the desert ...

    neil Tuesday, 09 October 2018 05:10 PM

    Where is this chap now? Shame on him. Is he waiting on the wings till MR return to appear and take use funds (innocent villagers tax from sugar and rice!) with areas?

    Til Tuesday, 09 October 2018 05:59 PM

    Hide his face behind sunglasses,guy seems be shamed after exposed his dirty works as head of national carrier

    Ghost Tuesday, 09 October 2018 06:26 PM

    Just one of his many girl-friends. This guy has really been a great Casanova for his age, hasn't he?

    elmi Tuesday, 09 October 2018 07:01 PM


    ara Wednesday, 10 October 2018 07:59 AM

    Remember majority of the people are poor in this country.

    Raj Wednesday, 10 October 2018 08:24 AM

    This is a waste of time as no action will be taken against anyone !!! Lovely Sri Lanka

    Dhammika Wednesday, 10 October 2018 01:11 PM

    VERY TRUE . Simply hoodwinking the people.

    Mo77 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 08:58 AM

    We know about nishantha and he even does not have O/L qualification. He has instructed to pay 240 laks to Shehani who is a sales assistant. What was Shehani given to Nishantha in return? Lol......

    Palugaswewa Wednesday, 10 October 2018 09:01 AM

    From these acts of him one could easily be able to gauge his family background and upbringing.

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