Sri Lanka launches probe into corruption allegations against national carrier
April 5 , 2015
Sri Lankan government has launched a criminal probe into the Sri Lankan Airlines following allegations of corruption.
An inquiry had uncovered major “security breaches” at the national carrier, the prime minister’s office said in a statement. The allegations included irregularities in the purchase of 10 planes worth around $2.3 billion.
The purchases were made under the previous government of Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Nishantha Wickramasinghe, the former chairman of Sri Lankan Airlines, has been accused of “gross abuse of power.”