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Airbus deal - Compensation to be obtained from those found guilty: Minister

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Civil Aviation Minister Prasanna Ranatunge said today steps would be taken to obtain compensation from those involved in the SriLankan airline’s Airbus deal after obtaining legal advice.

He said this in Parliament when responding to a question asked by JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake on the controversial Airbus deal.

The minister said SriLankan airlines has complained to the Bribery Commission (BC) to investigate the bribery charges and that the former SriLankan CEO Kapila Chandrasena and his wife were arrested by the CID in connection with the incident.

Responding to a question whether the government would take steps to officially obtain the reports revealed in a British court, the minister said official documents on the verdict of the British Crown Court had been published by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in Britain.

The minister said there were allegations that some ministers of the previous government had obtained various inducements to suppress the investigations though there had been an investigation into the incident.

“Former President had appointed a commission into the incident and officials of SriLankan had given statements before the commission. A report had been submitted to the Attorney General but no action has been taken against the culprits,” he said.

The minister said the government had created a situation where the responsible institutions could carry out an impartial investigation and take legal action against those responsible free of political intervention.

JVP leader Dissanayake on Thursday questioned the government whether steps would be taken to officially obtain the reports revealed in a British court and initiate legal action against those involved in the malpractice. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

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  • Anmanpan Friday, 07 February 2020 07:28 PM

    That is easy. They are sitting next to you.

    Chux Friday, 07 February 2020 08:02 PM

    Why can’t you request from Airbus company ??? Are you guilty ??

    Sarath Friday, 07 February 2020 08:19 PM

    Don’t worry ml Mr. prasanna. Every thing will be washed out. Just keep quiet. Do your other works for us. We are poor people suffering for money for food.

    Nonsense Friday, 07 February 2020 08:27 PM

    Why are you blaming the previous government? This happened during the Rajapakse era.

    Joker Friday, 07 February 2020 08:45 PM

    Good luck. Your top top brass will also be in the net. Go to sleep.

    Dam Friday, 07 February 2020 08:56 PM

    That means it will never happens. You know why in Sri Lanka they will never find who is guilty in the high ranks. Only finds guilty when someone pluck a mango for hunger

    Lal Friday, 07 February 2020 09:10 PM

    Baila from Political jokers. Fizz in Soda.

    Jude Friday, 07 February 2020 09:45 PM

    If you get the right legal advice, then including your big kahunas have to compensate in Billions for all the malpractices committed before !!! YEAH!!

    nizam Friday, 07 February 2020 10:15 PM

    So the Rajapakshas are going to pay almost a 100 million USDs??? :)

    MS Fernando Friday, 07 February 2020 10:16 PM

    The bribe to Kapila Chandrasena was $2 million and the direct loss to Sri Lankan (amongst other losses) was $98 million from being unable to complete such a crazy deal. That $98 million was paid to airbus. That should be immediately claimed from airbus using legal avenues as well as publicly shaming them and using political pressure via the French and British governments which just accepted giant settlement fines from airbus over the very same issue.

    Ramal Saturday, 08 February 2020 11:05 AM

    Kapila Chandrasens was prosed to be appointed as Chairman Sri Lankan Airlines during the infamous 52-day coup. So you can see where his trust is


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