Authorities clarify on viral video alleging phone theft



The Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd (AASSL) today (10) issued a clarification with regard to a viral video of a passenger alleging that his mobile phone was stolen at the baggage convoy belt of the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake.

Authorities confirmed that the airport security personnel reviewed CCTV footage to investigate the incident, but no evidence of theft was found.

Speaking at a media briefing, Chairman of the AASSL – Major General (Rtd) G. A. Chandrasiri said that the airline in which the passenger had boarded has informed authorities that the phone was confiscated by security personnel at a different airport.

Noting that airport police had initiated a special investigation over the regard, he added that legal redress would be sought upon its conclusion.


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