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PCoI on SriLankan airlines - I resigned due to pressure: Ex-air hostess

20 April 2019 12:29 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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SriLankan airlines former senior air hostess, Yasantha Naomi Alwis informed the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on irregularities at SriLankan that she had to resign from the permanent staff in 2012 because of the pressure imposed by the company's Human Resources Division over her pregnancy.

She informed the PCoI that she had made several complaints regarding the matter but then HR Manager Pradeep Kekulawala had informed her to resign from her position without wasting his time.

“I submitted my resignation on April 16, 2012 because of the pressure imposed by the HR division and the then HR Manager Pradeep Kekulawala,” Ms. Alwis said.

She said it came to a situation where some female employees deciding on carrying out abortions because they were being pressured by the HR Division.(Yoshitha Perera)

  Comments - 6

  • Joseph Sunday, 21 April 2019 12:19 AM

    Why aren’t these idiots punished

    Lasantha Sunday, 21 April 2019 04:22 AM

    Can we know how this matter can be related to Rajapakses?

    Kevin Sunday, 21 April 2019 04:57 AM

    His mother should have had a miscarriage and the country would have been a better place.

    sana Sunday, 21 April 2019 05:56 AM

    Aha Dramadepay!

    HR Manager Sunday, 21 April 2019 06:51 AM

    This is an autocratic decision by a human resources manager who has overstepped his authority. Sad that the hostess did not seek legal relief through a LT.

    Lord Wolfstein Sunday, 21 April 2019 11:13 AM

    A shame for a country where many women are smarter and better educated than men.


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