Feb 03, 2020

AG directs CID to arrest former SriLankan CEO and wife over Airbus deal

Attorney General (AG) Dappula de Livera has directed the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to arrest the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SriLankan Airlines Kapila Chandrasena and his wife Priyanka Niyomali Wijenayaka.

After considering Investigative material submitted by the CID the AG directed the Director of the CID to obtain an arrest warrant from court and arrest and produce Chandrasena and his wife as suspects on charges of money laundering in the SriLankan Airlines – Airbus deal, the AG’s coordinating officer Nishara Jayaratne said.

The AG has also instructed the CID to forward extracts on the investigations to the Bribery Commission.

A corrupt deal involving aircraft manufacturer Airbus and Sri Lanka was exposed last week.