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By Chandeepa Wettasinghe
The board of directors of the national carrier SriLankan Airlines is yet to take any action against the individuals alleged of corruption and gross misuse of power in the Weliamuna report.

The report, which was tabled in Parliament last month, has been forwarded by the government to the Inspector General’s Department, Bribery Commission and Financial Crimes Investigation Department, Mirror Business learns.

However, the board of directors and administrative officers at SriLankan are yet to take any disciplinary action or carry out internal investigations against the employees mentioned in the report.

While SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ajith Dias was not available for comment, when Mirror Business previously inquired about the action that would be taken, he said that it would be hard to make decisions without recommendations from Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga.

He said that the board of directors was studying the report and it had painted an accurate picture.

Dias had promised to announce the stand of the board by April 20, along with a new budget, which would eventually take the airline out of the US $ 850 million loss incurred in the past four years, both of which are yet to materialize.

In return, the employees who had provided information to the board of inquiry led by lawyer J.C. Weliamuna, are now facing a hostile work environment, Mirror Business learns.


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