6 December, 2021

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Mihin Lanka Pilot Snoozes In Cockpit By Himself

A Mihin Lanka Captain was found snoozing in the cockpit of a commercial flight en route to Colombo, whilst his First Officer of the low cost carrier was locked out the airline’s sources told Colombo Telegraph yesterday.

Capt Gajendra Wagh

Capt Gajendra Wagh

The panic stricken Mihin Lanka First Officer (F/O) of flight MJ 408 Subki Lafir and the cabin crew returning from Sharjah on the 1st of May 2015, finally succeeded in their frantic bid to gain re-entry into the flight deck by using the emergency ‘overriding’ access code, after the F/O found himself locked out by his operating Captain Wagh, who was subsequently found fast asleep at the flight controls.

“The First Officer and the Flight Purser Rozeena were relieved to finally gain entry into the Flight Deck after they found themselves in a carbon copied situation that the fateful crew of ‘German Wings’ found themselves in recently ”, inside sources from within the airline told Colombo Telegraph yesterday.

Coincidentally the F/O Lafir could not have found a more appropriate day than the 1st of May to make that dreaded cockpit distress call ‘May Day! May Day! May Day!’.

However in this instance he made this call out to his Flight Purser Rozeena, who together with him managed to eventually gain entry to the Flight Deck by using the secret code designed for such emergency purposes.

Captain Wagh an Indian national is reported to frequently commute from his home town in Bombay to operate his scheduled flights, even though he has his own accommodation in Seeduwa, a town which is located closer to Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport Katunayake.

However on this particular day it was further reported that he arrived from Bombay in the morning of 30th April 2015 and headed to the Mihin Lanka office in Colombo to complete some official work.

“Obviously Capt. Wagh was not fully rested for this long night turn around flight, even though he was provided with adequate time to rest by the airline. This is probably the reason why he was fatigued on the return sector” said a Cabin Crew member of the budget carrier.

What is interesting to know is why the airline’s newly introduced safety rule was not applied by Capt. Wagh and F/O Lafir, where a Cabin Crew Member now needs to be positioned in the flight deck whenever one of the ‘two man’ cockpit crew steps out.

This amended safety rule was made by Mihin Lanka when it was recommended to all airlines after the low cost carrier ‘German Wings’ recently experienced a similar situation.

First Officer Subki Lafir

First Officer Subki Lafir

In that fatal accident the F/O of that airline locked out his Captain in flight and in a successful suicidal bid went onto to crash the aircraft in true ‘Kamikaze’ style killing all on aboard into the mountain range of the French Alps.

However the duration that the F/O remained out of the flight deck is also of importance, as it is now identified that if a person falls asleep for over 20 minutes his body’s ‘circadian rhythm’ can send him into a deep sleep thereafter.

It is still unsure if the F/O Lafir is yet to file an Air Safety Report (ASR) regarding this incident, as Colombo Telegraph can confirm that Capt. Wagh has gone on to operate three more commercial flights since this incident.

However Gerald Mendis Mihin Lanka’s In Flight Services Consultant did confirm to Colombo Telegraph that Flight Purser Rozeena had officially informed Manager Manique Rodrigo and also him about this incident in an email the following day.

“You can’t blame our Captains for sleeping in the sky as equally our senior management are frequently caught napping on ground when it comes to safety related matters. A complete overhaul needs to take place within the senior management of the Flight Operations Department (FOD) if we are to keep this an airline safe” said a rather disgruntled airline official.

“Capt. Wagh is probably the only Pilot who could easily sleep through even a thunderstorm, as he has been caught napping on several occasions by many F/O’s who strangely have not officially reported it” continued the airline official.

It was also shockingly reported that the flight control tower in Chennai had failed in their bid to get through to flight MJ 408 on many occasions when Capt. Wagh was fast asleep at the flight controls. A passing Sri Lankan Airlines aircraft had also failed in their attempt to get in contact with MJ 408 during Capt.Wagh’s period of slumber, where they had gone on to use the emergency frequency.

One cannot blame the sentiments of these airline’s officials as it has now been frequently reported that the Chief Operating Officer (COO) Capt. Druvi Perera’s competencies as a ‘Pilot and an Administrator’ was both exposed in the ‘Weliamuna Report’, which has left many bemused as to how he still mysteriously continues to remain holding his posts overlooking both airlines.

His appointed Manager Flight / Ground Safety Capt. Keminda Yahampath’s whose position is yet to be endorsed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Sri Lanka is also reported to be as tainted as his COO on his own pilot related incidents.

Whilst Capt. Yahampath was more famous to have burst the tires of the aircraft he commanded into Trivandrum prior to his promotion and quizzical appointment, his boss COO Capt. Druvi’ Perera’s commanded flight skidded off the runway in Chennai going on to damage the landing strip and lights where it was all hushed up during the times the country was run by the Rajapaksas. The Director Flight Operations (DFO) Capt. Pujitha Jayakody’s character is also questionable where he was reported to have being apprehended and remanded by the local police in Singapore for ‘shoplifting’. With a pending court case for his theft, Capt. Jayakody has avoided setting foot in the ‘Lion City’ for the past 25 years.

“That pretty much sums up the management of Mihin Lanka’s flight operations department who runs the safety part of the flying business.” said our source.

The disparity and inconsistencies displayed by the senior management that now commands both airlines since the merge is where in another Sri Lankan Airlines reported incident Capt. Anupama Pathirane and his F/O are currently grounded pending inquiry into an incident on that took place on their flight from Trichy to Colombo last year.

However in this instance the Mihin Lanka Capt. Wagh and F/O Lafir still continue in their flying roles.

“The entire nation continues to watch in horror as many safety related incidents reported in the media is being ignored by the Chairman Ajit Dias of both Sri Lankan Airlines and Mihin Lanka, his Board of Directors and moreover H.M.C. Nimalasiri the Director General of Civil Aviation of Sri Lanka.”l amented a very senior airport official.

“However what is more serious about this incident is as to why the airline’s management has turned a blind eye especially when this incident took place in international air space. The seriousness of the non-held inquiry up to now is as serious as the incident itself, that now warrants an immediate investigation into the management of the flight operations department” the senior airport official further said.

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  • 15
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    What a dangerous situation! Not enough Sri Lankan pilots?

    Sengodan. M

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      The event symbolises the state of the entire nation’s piloting at the moment.

      Chief pilot Sirisena asleep at the wheel, and many first officers like Madame Witch, Rotten Ranil, Receiving Mangal and Hora Karu are busy at the wheel, creating mayhem for the future.

      [Edited out]

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        [Edited out]

      • 16
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        possibly you have forgotten who started this crappy airline?

    • 5
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      One of MR’s son’s was planning to be be one

  • 20
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    Is this a sick joke? Why this pilot was aloud in the cock pit if he hadn’t had enough rest? These are warning signs.

    Get this fools pilot licence cancelled immediately.

    • 2
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      Correction PLEASE TOO LATE IN THE NIGHT TYPO ERROR

      ALLOWED

      • 3
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        Don’t pilot the key board when you are sleepy :)

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          @Thrishu

          Point taken. Thanks,

  • 13
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    The new FOI (Freedom of Information) legislation should prove a bonanza for investigative journalists.

    The media now has access to govt documents hitherto denied to media. A treasure trove unparalleled to WikeLeaks awaits a fine tooth comb.

    This means contracts singed, non-defense related classified material, tenders issued etc can be viewed without making unsubstantiated allegations.

    I hope Colombo Telegraph takes a lead and solve some of the cold cases forgotten but raised curiosity in the past.

  • 9
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    Obviously, Capt Wagh is NOT sleeping at all, in between flights, even during the adequate rest times allowed.
    Or, was he in a hangover, as he has been caught napping on several occasions ?
    Are pilots’ blood alcohol level tested by surprise occasionally by a breathalyser – does the airline possess the test kits ?

  • 7
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    Suffering from sleep disorder. Medical check required. Not fit to operate machinery. This is a well known condition.How come his doctors have failed to diagnose?

    http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/narcolepsy

  • 2
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    Do we have with us senior pilots who have not only long flying experiences in reputed overseas Airlines and overlooking the administration of such airlines even for a very short period, at least in the Flight Operations Departments of minimum 3 of such airlines, who can take over duties at the highest positions both in the Srilankan Airlines and in Mihin Lanka, if necessary at very short notice? It is the million dollar question the airline is finding it extremely difficult to provide answers and currently facing is very well known to all in the country’s leadership parlance.

    What’s the alternative?

    Are we going to lease out all the aircrafts to some other low budget airlines operating in the region or will the govt revamp the whole setup responsible for doing the administration before its too late?

  • 9
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    If this pilot is still working at this airline,then the CEO should resign immediately.he is not fit to be the CEO of an organisation where safety is the No 1 priority.The knack of a good leader is his ability to spot potential and appoint the right person to the right job.Does Ranil have this knack to be a good leader?First the central bank,now this.

  • 10
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    wow! caught napping NOT once but MANY times…once is more than enough to show him the exit…These IDIOTS called Pilots who drink just before a flight should be stopped from flying and their license revoked. ! As a safety test, EVERY pilot should use a breathlyzer test (like when a cop stops vehicular drivers to prove they are not under the influence of alcohol)…They risk NOT only their lives but many other innocent passengers…

    Does this mean one is risking his/her life flying on budget airlines? ummm food for thought…

    Arjuna should get to the bottom of this A.S.A.P

  • 9
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    I have said this before and say this again.

    Why do we have to have a National Airline or a subsidiary like Mihin Air when these airlines cost the taxpayer a staggering loss of almost 70million rupees a day.

    Scrap the enterprise, sack all the staff, sell all the assetts, recover whatever money we could and end the story there. The slack will be taken over by other regional airlines. We will then travel with better safety and incur no losses to our treasury.

    • 2
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      We need to have a National Airline. Most countries have. It is a National symbol and has a pride of place, and also has economic uses and of course consequences. If you can remember, when LTTE Terrorism was at it’s height, and most foreign Airlines stopped flying to Sri Lanka, it was AirLanka which filled the gap and kept the flag flying, not the other way around. Regional Airlines don’t come here to fill the gap. They come here to make money for themselves. They can also dictate terms to us if we don’t have a National Airline to defend ourselves, when it comes to servicing many hundred thousand travelers who come here or transit to other destinations.
      The solution is not to scrap the two Airlines-OK, may be merge them. Most Airlines in the world run at a loss until and unless they cut costs and restructure, even then at marginal profits. We all know Emirates Airline cook their books to show massive profits for example, but they and Etihad are backed by billions of oil Dollars from Abu Dhabi (AD)-Emirates is mostly owned by Abu Dhabi now, as, when they almost crashed and were rescued by Etihad (AD) money.
      The solution is to clean up the Administration and stick to, and enforce the rules and procedures (R&P). We have world class R&P in place, which have been repeatedly highly commended by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) auditors. Also Sri Lankan Civil Aviation (CAA) inspectors and Check Pilots who have punished infarctions by the two Airlines several times.
      Scrapping the Airlines is like cutting your own nose ‘cos you you are angry with your face. Would you like to be sacked suddenly and left without a job ‘cos your bosses have screwed up? I have no fears as I am financially stable. But there are thousands of other employees who work very hard for the Airlines, and should not be punished for the corrupted and/or inefficient bosses.
      I hope you are really not from BBS who spit out their venom from the fringe.

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        Sorry to have upset you Captain.

        I appreciate what you say and there is some truth about moving Sri Lankan air passengers at the time of sectarian violence. However I find it difficult to agree that the common man out there including those pathetic chena cultivators have to prop up the good life of a few individuals running a moribund, eternally corruption ridden enterprise that is nothing but an embarrassment and not a symbol of Sri Lankan pride at all. My intent is not to put your goodself out of a job but taking a sensible and rational view about what to do with an enormous white elephant.

  • 6
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    Mihin is on the way out.

    May be they wanted to do it with a bang!!!

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      Not funny Jagath! Too many innocent lives involved.

  • 1
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    where is this country heading with yahapalana government, it is going nowhere like mihinlanka. and soon will go down. brave political leaders are hunted down. war hero Goatabaya is the next target of the witchhunt. people’s leader sajin vas gunawardene has been remanded. Hon jonston who won hundreds of thousands of people’s vote has remanded. qualified veteran diplomats have been kicked out from foreign ministry. Tamara kuhanayagam is the latest victim of anti-people conspiracy. veteran diplomat Bandula jayasekara has been removing from post. sri lankans in Sidney now dont have someone to ask for help in their hour of need.
    state media is gone to dogs. senior journalist Dinesh weerawansa and the editor of observer has been removed. bandula padmakumara was removed from popular morning show watched by over 20 million sri lankans daily. no place for independent journalists in paradise island.

    • 5
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      down the pallam: is this Sajin Vas writing under a pen name, since the alleged fraudster is in remand jail, more likely observer editor Dinesh weerawansa or sales rep reporter Bandula jayasekara writing for themselves in their broken English. Vas is a rogue and is now being investigated. how can a clerk came to own helicopters? people should know.
      Dinesh Weerawansa and other jocker Bandula Jayasekara are not worth cleaning toilets in the Sunday Observer and foreign ministry respectively. idiots like them ruined Sri Lanka. They were a shame on the human race.

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    ““You can’t blame our Captains for sleeping in the sky as equally our senior management are frequently caught napping on ground when it comes to safety related matters. A complete overhaul needs to take place within the senior management of the Flight Operations Department (FOD) if we are to keep this an airline safe” said a rather disgruntled airline official.

    “Capt. Wagh is probably the only Pilot who could easily sleep through even a thunderstorm, as he has been caught napping on several occasions by many F/O’s who strangely have not officially reported it” continued the airline official.”

    SAD.SAD.SAD. Why dont they employ him for Ground work. I bet he is in a position to clean Toilets sleeping. Also I have nothing against if this “pilot” is carrying his family and loved ones and those of the Mihin executives and their lved ones to. What does it matter if a few worthless persons perish.

  • 11
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    Oh Mihin Lanka!!!! not only are the Pilots snoozing, the entire organization is snoozing, including Mr. Vass in Welikada.

    Shut down this blood sucker soon.

  • 7
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    These are the same bastards who used Turkish and Bulgarian pilots for free. The pilots were paid by their own airlines and flew Mihin planes to gain international experience for their training! This was during the bad old Rajapakse days in 2007.

    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/archive/20071216/spotlight.htm

  • 7
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    In true Sri lankan style – Accident waiting to happen! Do not fly the airline.

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    BBSrep did your children failed entrance to at an airline interview or is it your normal absence of knowledge that you want to sack every other staff of the airline For an individual’s get a life..seriously

  • 5
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    WARNING : DO NOT FLY MIHIN IF YOU VALUE YOUR LIFE.

  • 5
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    I can imagine the fright of the crew prior to entering the cockpit using the emergency overriding mechanism. They must have been really scared and worried. I cat understand as to why the captain flew on three more flights after the incident had been reported. Heard the buck stooped at Director Flight Ops Capt. Jayakody. He needs to provide a valid explanation for this.

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    I feel sad after reading some of the comments. For the anti Mihin propaganda! It’s ok to fly Airasia / malayasian / Asiana after the accidents happend in the resent past and still manage to pay double of the ticket fare and make your trip. But it’s life threatening to fly your own country’s airline due to a pilot falling asleep. (Not underestimating the lack of risk) but think about it, the difference between the two situations. We are a kind always like to spit on our own faces not knowing the qunciquences. The airline might have started for its bad reasons but it’s still a running organization. Have anyone had come across a Malaysian national encouraging public not fly Malayasian or in that matter Airasia? I don’t think so! Now think how pathetic we are!

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      U just spat looking up so that it would land on ur face!!! and living inside a box is more appropriate.. :P

  • 1
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    Ane dayo! If u had stopped flying on each and every airline which had incidence and accidence, the only way out of this country is eaither to swim to India and catch a bus or get into a fishermans boat and escape! For sure your mode of transport is not planes! Safest might be a gon karattaya!

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      Yakko! When other airlines etc have these problems, there is an independent enquiry, people are sacked or sent for retraining or reprimanded or demoted. Lessons are learned and it doesn’t happen again.

      When SriLankan/Mihin have these problems the matter is shaped machan, no problem machan….minor matter machan…I know the man no putha?…his father went to Royal also…so no problem machan…fly and die.

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    Quote :”Chief pilot Sirisena asleep at the wheel, and many first officers like Madame Witch, Rotten Ranil, Receiving Mangal and Hora Karu are busy at the wheel, creating mayhem for the future.” By Pena.K

    Quote :”Is this a sick joke? Why this pilot was aloud in the cock pit if he hadn’t had enough rest? These are warning signs. Get this fools pilot licence cancelled immediately’ – Analyst (TYPO ERROR -allowed)

    Quote:”Don’t pilot the key board when you are sleepy: – Thrishu

    Quote; “If this pilot is still working at this airline,then the CEO should resign immediately.he is not fit to be the CEO of an organisation where safety is the No 1 priority.The knack of a good leader is his ability to spot potential and appoint the right person to the right job.Does Ranil have this knack to be a good leader?First the central bank,now this” – Shanker (BTW WHO IS THE CURRENT CEO ??? RANIL OR UPUL JAYASURIYA?)

    MIHIN SLOGAN – ” We sleep BUT accident don’t happen” – we take you to the destination………..No safety but safety assured….

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      Thondamannar

      For your information another
      Quote: The chief pilot Medamulana lost his way while intoxicated in his fake glories . The ultimate destination was the ground stroke and grounded. I have not finished yet ,,,,,while at the cockpit he scared the hell out of the sky the peacocks the so called holy birds and the tigers of the jungles.

      Was it all worth it ? When the greed engulfed ones mind the exit (door) is imminent . Even the turbulence was ignored on his route to glory.

  • 3
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    The fact is Safety has not been taken seriously after the change of Command in Safety at Mihin. We all know the changes taken when the COO of Sri Lankan Airlines changed the manager Safety of of Mihin.These are the consequences.Internal sources confirm Captains in charge of Flight Operations and Training and standards at Mihin has been accepting Indian F/O and Captains with out taking the safety seriously for some monitory gains. Its a shame Civil Aviation Authority arent doing anything. They could but they wouldn t.

    Mihin has become a training school and its not an Airline. What they do is to breed Pilots for money. Not only Sri Lankans , even expats who pay $ 80,000 where a certain % go for Manager Flight Ops and Training and Standards ( Captains) they will cover any safety hazard of F/O and Captains once they get that required 500 hrs on type.This was confirmed from the Admin and HR where they all know Training Captains and Director Flight Ops with COO are making money from this Pay 2 Fly scheme which has become one of the profitable schemes from desperate Pilots around the world to build hours on Airbus 320. Also another bird whispers that when Mihin Lanka pilot accumulate 500 hours on type they apply fro Sri Lankan Airlines and that Flight test is also can be fixed on the A 320 Simulator with a Sri Lankan Airlines/ Mihin Lanka SIM instructor where money is thrown at him so that the flight test can be a cake walk. This has happened recently where a prominent SIM instructor working for Sri Lankan and Mihin who own two Light Aircrafts have passed few Mihin Lanka pilots to join Sri Lankan Airlines. A Well known Senior Pilot told me from Sri Lankan Airlines they have no doubt this Simulator instructor can be bribed since he doesnt fly and he works as a ground SIM instructor since his license was revoked some time back due to medical reasons.

    Due to this Pilot aptitude has come under serious threat where standards and quality have not been met where everything can be bought for money these days .Mihin is not an Airline , its a training School. They dont give employment they give training contracts. The price of the training contract goes up and up every time since most of the Low hour pilots from Home and overseas are desperate to build up these 500 hours on A 320 where they can go and join somebody else afterwards.

    There are safety issues at Sri Lankan but they keep them under the carpet and wont expose.

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      What most don’t realise is that those pilots who are Sri Lankan nationals are among the best in the world and that goes for Mihin Lanka as well, The Captain involved in this instance is an Indian National who has no regard for the airline or the people he is working for as long as he gets paid… He is a person who has hoodwinked himself to be upgraded to BC while holding an economy class ticket and pigging himself with the food that was on offer…. He is an embarrassment to any employer…
      The Director of Flight Operations and Chief Pilot Training and Standards have to take full responsibility together with the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka as they totally ignored or reprimanded the Local First Officers when they made complains in this regard and others of similar nature…
      Another point in question is why Sri Lankan Nationals having the required qualifications to be upgraded to command are not being considered for such position, the answer is that the existing Local Captains do not want to be competing for better salaries with increasing local numbers, they prefer to employ expats paying them US Dollar salaries and depriving the local pilots waiting for upgrade…

      PLEASE DO NOT CONDEMN PILOTS WHO ARE SRI LANKANS, All the safety issues are as a result of being Money Greedy…. It is greed of a few in management that is causing all the losses and safety concerns in the two airlines…

      A local pilot…

  • 0
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    [Edited out] govenmeent should inquire about about them as well ,all work for mihinlanka

  • 0
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    managment in positions are given to ppl who were sacke by airlanka,[Edited out] duty free issue,why does the government not looking in to this,because some work for nil balakaaya

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    [Edited out]

  • 2
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    Wagh and his co pilot opened the can of worms.
    But reality is , according to a civil aviation person new CEO and the board of Sri Lankan and Mihin under “yahapalanaya ” is forcing the authority to re issue a license to the pilot who lost his license in London due to alcoholism so he can join Mihin Lanka as a captain. This ex air force pilot was found drunk when reported to duty to operate a Sri Lankan airlines flight.Wagh would have fallen asleep for his unauthorized travel patters which would have led him to fall asleep. But drunkards and alcoholics in the cockpit will be even deadly.
    Prime minister open your eyes, just because these decision makers and drunk pilots (demonstration at Roy /tho)are royalists doesn’t mean all what you think is correct….

  • 2
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    Ha! Indian captains taking money and ruining safety for all of us isnt a surprise. For long time people inside mihin Lanka have been scolding about the practices of the indians. But what about the robberies? How can parliament and Weliamuna clean up an airline that protects thieves not just at high office but even in cabin crew?
    One cabin crew girl a another purser Shaheeka Saheed was reported so many times for shouting at passengers in filth and management did nothing until she stole 4000 USD from duty free. What do they do? they demoted her to a cabin stewardess and in a few months promoted her back and she is still flying! I have seen her on the flights when I was a passenger and the service was fit for dogs.

    Indians and thieves…. is Board sleeping on the job too? Mihin is a national disaster and disgrace!

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    Roy.. Are you sure of your comments?…this is absurd. We thought after M R s goons were out that corruptions were over in this expensive industry. Who is this pilot who was caught drunk in London. I believe public needs to know. And they should sack this irresponsible crew. Why did the co pilot take so long to come back if he only went to the wash room. Is there an inquiry going on. Are these goons grounded.
    What a mess…now this is really scary to fly on Sri Lankan aircrafts..

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      Tsunami….

      Since you are so curious and aviation safety conscious, here are a few things you should know, The Co-pilot had attempted to get a stewardess into the cockpit when he was leaving for the wash room, it is Capt. Gajendra Wagh who has instructed him not to do so, The co-pilot has only taken the usual time one would take to go to the toilet and return, but then again Gajendra Wagh is a person capable of falling into deep sleep just by closing his eyes and would not wake up even if he experienced a 9.0 magnitude Earthquake! He also wears earplugs when flying which impares his hearing thus allowing him to sleep undisturbed!!!
      One thing a First Officer dare not do in our two airlines is to disobey or report his/her Captain even if he/she maybe wrong for fear of reprisal and ultimately unjust dismissal or termination. This is where the CAA-SL should take responsibility when negative attitude training is being imparted on the F/Os and that goes unchecked… The CAA is fully aware that this sort of thing goes on, but chooses to look the other way, stating it has nothing to do with flight safety.

      Finally, Mihin Lanka’s local (Sri Lanka) Captains and First Officers are among the best as when that combination is operating, they stick to the rules and procedures and maintain highest levels of safety, whereas it is the co-pilots worst dilemar to fly with an expatriate (Indian) Captain, and that too when it’s a person like GD Wagh,

      This has been Mihin’s first lapse in Safety if at all in comparison to the Larger and resourceful Sri Lankan Airlines, these lapses are never to be repeated as safeguards have already been implemented to prevent such occurance,

      Mihin is SAFE to fly, kindly STOP misleading the public with your ignorance of the subject.
      Also please stop calling the pilot “Goons” else I shall have to call you a moron!

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      Hirqntha, did you just mentioned Keihin Captains and the first tickers are best??? Opps since when, I presume not even Sri Lankan first officers and Captains are the best, I flew for this Airline , fly for another in ME, so I pretty much know the boys who flew with me, I was wondering how they get checked out on the SIM and line when they started flying, some of them were still looking for Switches on line.

      The main reason is the slackness of CAA where they are under pressure for some Captains, there was a time at CAA the personal license lady goes down stairs with the renewed license to hand it over to the then Flight Ops Manager. CAA go down to this level.because her son was in the flight dispatch course and wanted the oJT at Sri Lankan,

      The first officer who who got caught for drinking and got nabbed in Uditha Danwatta an ex air force guy .

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    If this incident had taken place in a British Airways flight this pilot
    would have been suspended immediately.Why Mihin Lanka does not care about the safety of their passengers and no proper inquiry is done as soon as possible and until the truth is found he must be suspended and should not allow him to work as a pilot.

  • 0
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    Who flies on Mihin? I won’t even for free, harida?

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      Keih J,

      Don’t even think of flying Mihin, We can do without passengers like you…

      Oh by the way, we won’t take you free and neither will we take you for money…

      Why don’t you do us all a favour, be a good soul and bend forward between your legs so far and kiss yourself where the Sun don’t shine…

      Thanks in advance..

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