Dec 16, 2016

Only friends of civil aviation DG get profit dividends! Featured

Director general of the Civil Aviation Authority H.M.C. Nimalsiri stands accused of intentionally disregarding the payment of dividends for employees of the profit-earning institution.

For an excuse, he says profit dividends could be passed on to employees only if the treasury issues a circular for that.

When contacted, he told Sri Lanka Mirror that he had not granted technical allowances of between Rs. 40,000 and Rs. 500,000 to his friends in the Authority, as alleged.

He said the technical allowances were being paid as per the relevant circular only.

When compared to its Rs. 871 million net profit in 2013, the Authority earned a profit of Rs. 1,579 million in 2015, which is a 67 per cent increase.

The more than 150 employees in the institution are not entitled to a pension.

Neither there has been an increase in their bonus.

Employees accuse their DG of not even listening to the chairman Ananda Wimalasena.

When contacted, Wimalasena said no irregularity had taken place with regard to the payment of allowances, adding that allowances could be paid if the relevant circulars were received.