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A former customer service agent who took bribes from a Sri Lankan businessman to waive excess baggage fees was fined a total of $6,000 on Wednesday, straitstimes said.

Murali Gobal Krisnan, 29, a Malaysian, was also ordered to pay a penalty of $500. He pleaded guilty to corruptly accepting bribes of $100 and $200 from Kulathunga Arachchilage Nayanajith Lanka Kulathunga, 32, to help passengers check in excess baggage without charging the excess baggage fees.

Source: straitstimes
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  • Democract Wednesday, 20 October 2010 01:12 PM

    Hoe about passengers bags stolen at KIA from the luggage belt with the connivance of the Sri Lankan Airport Officials as experienced by me recently on a Flight arriving here from Abu Dabi?

    Stephen Jones Wednesday, 20 October 2010 01:32 PM

    The point is that there are two luggage allowances. The first is the derisory 20 kilos that IATA demands. The second is written down nowhere which is the real amount. From Saudi to Lanka it is 45 kilos, though they don't normally charge excess until 50 kg. And the excess charge is round about 1,500 rupees a kilo. However coming back from Lanka to Saudi it is only 39kg, and excess is charged from that, though only at a rate of 500 rupees a kilo, which is scant comfort if you're coming back with the same luggage you brought with you.

    Niran Wednesday, 20 October 2010 09:24 AM

    A rare incident in Singapore.

    A daily occurence in Sri Lanka.

    snow fernando Wednesday, 20 October 2010 09:56 AM

    aaaa
    Another horekkk....

    Faqi Wednesday, 20 October 2010 05:17 PM

    lankaputha - No one paid $6000, the agent was fined $6000

    Vipula Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:30 AM

    This happen everyday. I myself paid last time when i came to saudi arabia. One guy named Mohamed took 100 riyals from me because I had extra 10 kilos. This is not a secret. all the people working in that counters knows this. They all get the share. Even a few kilos they not allow becoz they want to take money.

    lankaputha Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:54 AM

    Now my question is, who paid 6000 $ and what was the total he earned?

    Riz Wednesday, 20 October 2010 11:02 AM

    Niran,
    Why always negative about SL?

    gona Wednesday, 20 October 2010 11:31 AM

    What about fining the giver of the bribes or putting him in jail for corruption?


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