The granting of permission by SriLankan Airlines to transport vehicles containing fuel has placed passengers flying the airline at risk, a senior official from Airport and Aviation Authority said.
SriLankan CEO, Kapila Chandrasena has permitted the airline to transport vehicles in this manner.
The monies charged by SriLankan Airlines for the transportation of vehicles is far less than that charged by other airlines and this benefit is enjoyed by businessmen who import vehicles with the President’s approval and a few of Chandrasena’s friends.
The decision to transport vehicles in SriLankan Airlines flights at low prices is being carried out on a Presidential directive and Chandrasena has included the names of some his friends in the list. He has managed to earn a considerable amount of money through the transactions.
Chandrasena has also been involved in many irregularities at the SriLankan Cargo section. He has managed to overcome all allegations since he has MP Namal Rajapaksa’s protection.