Kapila Chandrasena and wife further remanded over Airbus deal

Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SriLankan Airlines Kapila Chandrasena and his wife Priyanka Niyomali Wijenayaka who were remanded until today, were ordered to be further remanded until 4th March.

Chandrasena and his wife were arrested and remanded on charges of money laundering in the SriLankan Airlines – Airbus deal.

The corrupt deal involving aircraft manufacturer Airbus and Sri Lanka was exposed recently.

Airbus reached a record 3.6 Billion Euro settlement with US, UK and French authorities following a 4 year investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption.

The statement of facts issued on 31 January 2020 as part of the Deferred Prosecution Agreement reached between Airbus and the prosecuting authorities, indicated that Airbus had agreed to pay out a sum of 16.84 Million US dollars to a company registered in Brunei under the wife of an executive at SriLankan Airlines. Furthermore, the statement reads that Airbus had paid out a sum of 2 Million US dollars of the agreed amount to the company.

“Between 1 July 2011 and 1 June 2015 Airbus SE failed to prevent persons associated with Airbus SE from bribing others concerned with the purchase of aircraft by SriLankan Airlines from Airbus, namely directors and/or employees of SriLankan Airlines, where the said bribery was intended to obtain or retain business or advantage in the conduct of business for Airbus SE,” the statement of facts noted. (Colombo Gazette)

2 COMMENTS

  1. Private sector company owners CEO ,Chairman’s namely from the blue chip companies are involved in money laundering and financial crimes with the government we have seen how some companies grew into large organisations from 2005 to 2015 now these retired chairman’s and present chairmen s has been appointed again to top post because they want to continue with their nefarious activities again . Its the same with stock brokers and related companies doing the same thing Bond scam reports reveals the details of how the Central bank was robbed by these criminals the public has to pay for for their sins unfair taxes forced on them. the floating voters you can give you vote to Lotus with 2/3 majority and create a record in money laundering 2019 to 2025 or extend till 2030 choice is yours

  2. Private sector is said to be an engine of growth. In reality it is also an engine of corruption. Kapila is a private sector man. He will definitely know how to make corruption look like an innocent act It is generally believed there are lot in private sector who are part of corruption, thereby affecting the lives of ordinary People. Another good example is Perpetual Treasury’s Aloysius. Only few get caught, such as the former Presidents Chief of Staff.

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