The former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his family members and his henchmen who misused the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) aircrafts during the Presidential election campaigning period will have to pay their bills.
SLAF helicopters and fixed-wing aircrafts have been exploited at the whims and fancies of the Rajapaksas and some of the Ministers of the former regime, which has resulted in a loss of millions of rupees.
“We will call upon the passengers who used the SLAF aircraft and helicopters to pay for the trips. We will also investigate how only selected persons were allowed this facility.” Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake told the Sunday Times.
Last week former Minister Wimal Weerawansa, who used the SLAF aircrafts on seven flights told the TNL network that the fares for the SLAF flights should be paid by President Sirisena, the leader of the SLFP and General Secretary Anura Priyadarshana Yapa. He has been campaigning for ‘their’ party.