The board of Inquiry headed by J.C. Weliamuna on Sri Lankan airlines has found blatant violation of airline regulations and the use of embassies for illegal business activities under the Rajapaksa regime.
The inquiry found that the High Commission had been sending unaccompanied cabin bags with a “Rush Tag” in UL flights to be collected in Colombo by “authorities”. ( Rush tag means and identification tag for re-dispatched baggage – lost, unclaimed or mishandled baggage)
According to the Weliamuna report, then London station manager Desiree Premachandra who tried to stop this illegal practice of sending motor spare parts for the use of former president’s son Rohitha Rajapaksa had been suddenly transferred out on the direction of the former President Rajapaska.
The Ministry of External affairs is urged to inquire into the conduct of the officials attached to the High Commission of London who were involved in sending unaccompanied baggage using SriLankan airline by the BoI.
Read the report below;