30 May, 2024

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Shiranthi Brother Chairman Nishantha’s Girlfriend’s Phone Call Costs SriLankan Rs. 6.2 million

The phone call made by an “influential crew member” SriLankan Airlines Chairman Nishantha Wickremasinghe‘s to get a UL flight to leave ahead of schedule, despite the fact that the aircraft was waiting for 80 Paris bound passengers to arrive from Male, Maldives has cost the national carrier a whopping Rs. 6.2 million (35,00 Euros) the Sunday Times newspaper has revealed today.

Chairman Nishantha Wickremasinghe'

Chairman Nishantha Wickremasinghe’

Colombo Telegraph revealed that Chathurika Muhandiramge, a member of the UL flight crew who had ‘influence’ over the airline Chairman who is also First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa’s brother, called Wickremasinghe to get the flight UL 110 from Colombo to Paris to take off ahead of schedule, leaving the tour group from Maldives behind.

The Sunday Times said the misconnect had forced SriLankan Airlines to foot the bill to put up the 75 unfortunate passengers at a hotel on the night of January 25. The passengers then had to be put on a SriLankan flight to Frankfurt on January 26 and then onwards to Paris on other airlines, all at cost to the national carrier.

The Sunday Times  reported  that a SriLankan Airlines flight from Colombo to Paris was supposed to wait until a tour group of some 80 passengers going to the French capital arrived from the Maldivian capital of Male, but had suddenly taken off after “an influential crew member” had intervened.

“However after a short wait, it suddenly took off without the inbound passengers from Male. The 80 tourists were transferred to other carriers,” the Sunday Times report said.

“The talking point on the corridors of the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) was whether an “influential” flight crew member with connections to the top telephoned a big wig and said the long wait is troubling her. Instructions came for the flight to take off for Paris immediately” the newspaper reported.

Chathurika Muhandiramge had put a phone call through to the Chairman to ask him to order that the flight take off ahead of schedule to Paris.

The cost of rerouting the 80 passengers from Male on other flights would have had to be borne by Sri Lankan Airlines and therefore by the Sri Lankan tax payer since the airline is operating at a massive loss.

Recently Wckramasinghe diverted a commercial UL flight to Singapore to have himself, his wife and a guest picked up from Singapore’s Changi Airport. Telephoning the airline, Wickramasinghe ordered that the scheduled SriLankan direct flight from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to Colombo be diverted to Singapore so that he and his entourage could be picked up on the way. This was because Wickramasinghe could not wait for the scheduled SriLankan flight from Singapore to Colombo that was to take off from Changi in just two hours.

The National carrier has been running in to hundreds of millions of rupees of losses since its management was taken back from Emirates Airlines by the Rajapaksa Administration. Wickramasinghe is the elder brother of First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa and has no experience or formal education that qualifies him to be the head of an airline.

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  • 12
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    That picture….isn’t it Superman?

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      No; Its that of Superhuman;
      And the b….h who put the call through must surely be Superwoman.

    • 5
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      No; Its Superhuman. And the [Edited out] who gave the call must surely be Superwoman.

      • 12
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        This mad governance should come to an end.

      • 7
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        The old fox was too horny he forgot to change his bathrobe. Look at the way he is leering at like some body part …. with his legs wide open, his arms ….OMG…..and his face is like he is feeling bliss…..OMG, like he is having a mental copulation! I’m getting horny too…..OMG.

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          LOL @ I am getting horny too… yes am getting horny three… This cufker…need to be castrated.so SL wont have to bear any more losses…what a shame he cannot be brought to justice…coz of the sisters influence.. wonder what his WIFE got to say about this….she better shut up and ride the tide or get a divorce…. umm wonder what happened to the Wrist watch that his son gifted that was estimated to be worth 5 million sl rupee that was conveniently robbed from his house….

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          Kutti Machan,

          What nonsense and copulation dreams? The old bastard is being butt fucked by lousy louses and he is enjoying the ass treatment of bugs from under. He looks a clown escaped from a circus team due to poor payment.

    • 10
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      Let us quit whining for once.

      Nearly bankrupted national career belongs to this stand-up comedian and his clan in law.

      It is their property. They can do as they wish. It is not the business of Sri Lankans to meddle in their affairs. These are their personal matters.

      PS: Airline is funded by the dumb Sri Lankan electorate. Via taxes collected from them. When they buy essential commodities for survival. Such as sugar & dhal (parippu). What a shame!

      Cheers!

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        .
        These are the guys who risked their lives, fought with tamil tigers, won the war.
        They are the heroes….they can do anything they want….

        :-)

      • 8
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        Cheers to the SriLankan voters who voted this super humans to power.What else can one expect from this royal clan .WE deserve this punishment.God save S rilanka.

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        I wouldn’t really say the Sinhala electorate is dumb. I mention Sinhalese voters because they make up the majority of voters and are the base of SLFP support. My observation from talking with working class and upper class Sinhalese, is that a lot of them know the crap that goes on but can’t do anything about it .

        For the working class their biggest concern is trying to feed their family. The upper class don’t like it but are too scared to mount a public challenge so criticism of Rajapaksa happens behind closed doors amongst friends and family.

      • 1
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        ….of course the ’emperor without clothes’ will know nothing of this?

    • 4
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      We got to know that poor people are becoming easy killers from the very recent incident in which Mel G was found killed by a poor mason that was employed by the family few months ago. Even if my doubts are still there, that the ruling thugs could more likely be behind this, I believe, today´s absolute lawlessness enviorenment under MR´s lead could become even worse hour to hour in this country.

      We also repeatedly read this particular Chairman of national carrier,President´s uneducated brother in law was once caught with huge amounts of illegal foreign currencies that had been kept under his pillow/in the bed room. And again his far abusive acts like arbitory flight changes upon his orders fully ignoring the side of the passengers and now again to listen people´s sums have been brutally abused for his huge phones bills- all these have reached to appalling levels. Why the authorities seem to have no guts to do the due within the legal context against them – these levels are abysmal and beyond all bearing to this date.

    • 1
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      Its horrible…where is opposition in the political arena…
      Where is the people thos who love this nation…why non of us cannot make a law suite against this culprit…wasting public fund…???

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        As somwhere else, I happened to add it – all cruel tactics are being played by the rulers to brand that the opposition is weakened to this day. But the reality as it is – through state media and all other machnisms undemocratically practised by the ruling siblings made it no recourse any opponent views, that is unfortunatley seen that opposition donot react adequately.

        Example 1: They allow foreigners to pose many questions in terms of war crimes investigations, and the deficiencies in the crime investigations in the post war scenarios and rapid increase in today´s crimes even after no civil war is the current context
        But please check yourself – the answers are readable in local media ? Specially the media that the majority folks are accessed to ?

        Example 2: EA minister,university educated prof. GLP finally confirmed to the parliament lately, that 85% of LLRC recommendations have been implemented; but why then the NPC newly elected leader disagrees with him ?

        Example 3: I have listened to several programs on pvt channels that are telecasted as regular ones lately; I feel not even single representative of the ruling coalition seems to be capable of responding why taxes against dog/cat food are not imposed while several items meeting with the poor of the nation are taxed. None of these are informed to the rural masses,nor are they the part of regular TV news, meaning many of the facts are being kept away from them, deliberately

  • 16
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    the taste of a man is know by the taste of his dress….Ha..! what this ‘high flying bitch ‘ saw in this guy beats me…. maybe she was also an equal..!
    GOD PLEASE !! SAVE MY MOTHERLAND …FROM THESE ‘SISSIES’.

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      but… beggars cant be choosy….. he better be satisfied with the likes of Chathuika…, what a shame she brought to her family for having “close Connections” with a suar daddie… IF i were the father, I would disown her and ask that she doesnt carry my name…

      On her being interviewed for the job,she would have been asked to say something that can woo back those who fly as repeat customers and I bet she uttered… ” Tea Coffee or ME…” sir?

  • 7
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    This is a fake, In this picture is Ferdinand MARCOS of Phillipines!

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      Yes, related to the Marcos family in every respect

  • 7
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    On a visit to China in the 60s, socialist Bathalawathy had asked Chairman Mao how often he had elections and he replied “Evely day”. Well guys, doesnt this man at least LOOK like the virile Mao?

  • 10
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    With so many Air Hostesses around he must be taking Viagra Pills every hour.

    • 1
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      There is no point in this bugger taking viagra if he does not get an “election”??

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        Well it might help him to pee without getting his shoes wet.
        Probably the only people fuming are the CT readers since this news was not published or broad/tele casted anywhere else. Our ignorant dumb public is busy watching unending crap serials in the national teles while appreciating the fake development that has been boasted on daily basis by the same teles.
        How of us know that its the people money that these guys are wasting lavishly. How many of us know how much the tax % the people pay indirectly without any knowledge when buying essential Commodity.

    • 0
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      KEY word.. HOSTESS-es……whether it be Air or ground for “liquid”

  • 3
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    I still think it’s Superman. If he had asked someone for a letter and smuggled in some Kryptonite, he could fly whenever he wants to. No need to cause chaos on SriLankan Airlines.

  • 5
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    The Government is family property to
    abuse. What on earth is going on in
    this Miracle of Asia?

  • 6
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    This guy used to be naughty with tea plucking girls from estate sector as an estate superintendent, suddenly went berserk after seeing the beauties in the air.

    • 4
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      Judging by his current behaviour, while as a Planter there must be many an offshots working in the Plantations as labourers, while the biological father is flying high.

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        Some food for thought Chaturika??

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      beauties? do we now have the beauties on board? no chance all who fly now are people who pulled strings to get the JOB whether it be hosting or blow.. There was a time beauties used to be hostesses, long gone are the days….I personally knew a few who would give beauty contestants a run for their money… now all who serve are from the Matara District…

  • 5
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    Colombo Telegraph, I`d like to view a photograph of this woman. If you can publish her name as Chaturika Muhandiramge, why can`t you post a picture of this woman?

    • 2
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      She is so hot, she got real boy friend. she using this old fart for her personal progress, she show him only her bras…that’s all…

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        Muthu, no point you being jealous. You stick with Mangy.

    • 1
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      it was posted on an earlier article a few days ago… u may also google for an image of Chaturika and it brings u the article that CT posted… she isnt worth the trouble… trust me, save urself of a few precious seconds…

    • 1
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      Pic of this woman??? Let find out from Sanath J whether he has seen her.

  • 5
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    What is President Mahinda Rajapaksa
    doing?

    He can probe a complaint against
    his one time Foreign Minister and
    Presidential Poll campaign
    manager for a case which is over
    13 years old.

    But he is altogether ignoring the
    sexual escapades and abuse of
    authority by his own brother in law?

    Is there one law for his people and
    another for the others?

    Nishantha Wickremesinghe can get involved
    with a Chief Stewardess (nor just a
    stewardess) and let Srilankan Airlines
    losse over Rs 6 million a day.That
    is public money.

    What can one do? There are bribery allegations
    against the head of bribery too. Today’s paper’s
    say he has been cleared by another commissioner.
    Hora Amma gen pena ahanawa wagey.

    Life has become if Sri Lanka because of the gross
    abuse of power, authority and position by the first
    family. Is Mahinda R not worried about this?
    disgusting

  • 7
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    Nishantha looks like a magician
    at a school child’s birthday
    party. The magic wand is however
    hidden.

    What a toad of a joker he is.
    Don’t other airlines take note
    of idiots like this?

    • 2
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      His facial expression shows that he cannot strike his magic wand any longer due to mulfunction!!

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    When his sister is a former Beauty Queen wouldnt the brother be as wealthy as Imaelda Marcos’s Brother Kokoy?

    “Former Leyte Governor Benjamin “Kokoy” Romualdez, 81, the powerful younger brother of Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda R. Marcos, succumbed to cancer, his son, Leyte Representative Martin Romualdez, told GMA News Online in a telephone interview.

    During the Marcos regime, Romualdez was appointed ambassador to China, Saudi Arabia and the United States while serving as Leyte governor.

    He was also involved in running a slew of companies, banks and utilities seized by the Marcos regime during martial law. He tended to use his influence quietly and without fanfare while his older sister Imelda became a flamboyant international symbol of excess.

    The Office of the Ombudsman last August filed a forefeiture case against Romualdez and his wife, Juliette Gomez-Romualdez, before the Sandiganbayan over their Swiss bank deposits amounting $5.19 million — now held in escrow at the Philippine National Bank.

    The case was based on a 2003 Presidential Commission on Good Government ’s (PCGG) complaint that the younger brother of former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Romualdez-Marcos only had total net worth of P2,348,495.22 in his 1983 statement of assets and liabilities.”

    Perhaps he will suffer the same fate.

  • 5
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    Oh my where are the saviours of our nation BBS RV and SR?? But lets not focus on this issue, there are more important matters like dictating to muslims how they should dress, and breaking into mosques, kovils and churches because they are illegal and this sri lankan airlines issue is not! And its funny how they talk about muslim men bieng allowed to marry 4 women when clearly the leaders of the sinhalese seem to be reproducing up in the air with so many women. But thats ok coz you can screw as many as you want to as long as you dont marry them. Use them and throw em away seems to be the agenda.

    • 4
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      They have the same faces similar to those of MR and thugs.
      So this could be the reason why they are deaf in this regard.

      No JHU or that upasakaya -Udaya G who is on begging mode for his political campaign may have been injected with tranquilizers and sedatives and that may be the reason none of them to raise it yet – all these are born abusers on this LOST paradise. Not easy for us the average (right thinking people) to explain the questions raised by our young generations. We have to struggle on making new definitions when responding our children.

      Rulers are absolutely the highly corrupted politicians by all means.

    • 3
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      Ha ha Saviour Patali Puthra the Buddhist rogue is also playing the same game

  • 2
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    I still believe the best person to the Sri Lankan airline chairman is none other than the master blaster – our Sana boy from Matara.

    He will last handle the chicks without any dose of Viagra or Cialis other than this old fart.

    • 1
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      So, Matilda Akka, you know all about Sana boys bedroom antics ah! Lucky [Edited out]!

    • 0
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      Why not consider Mangala for the job?

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    He is SSC qualified and is the only planter who runs two airlines.
    This can happen only in sri lanka.
    Earlier Peter Hill – Emirates sponsored,experianced Chief Executive of Air Lanka – was got rid of by MR as he declined to unload passengers to please MR to enable the latter to return early from London.
    This is when the rot set in.
    Now,both airlines are ‘white elephants’.
    The peoples’ resources are being wasted.

  • 4
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    Sirani told Mahinda ” add it to the Family expense ” he is my brother

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    Chairmen and Chairwomen of other airlines should learn a lesson from this. If they do this sort of thing more often then they will also be as profitable as AirLanka.

  • 2
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    Not a surprise. This is only a that little people come to know. Strange is there any opposition or any other alternative parties or balusena, or balakaya to educate this group of family thieves. The famous saying is that a crab start dancing when the water is warming up. But they forget in a few minutes that will boil……………then done.

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      What would you do when all mechanism of their kinds re implemented so that no recourse of Opposition is possible ? This is -unfortunately seen to us that opposition is weak. But that is not the reality. Check it yourself by looking at the state media statements.

  • 5
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    .
    Who is the winner?

    Nishantha’s Girl Friend or Gota’s Swiss Dog?

    :-)

    • 1
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      the losers are decided not the winner… and the award goes to…………. Voters/Citizens of SL….

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    Superman reveals that he is not Clark Kent but a Sri Lankan Corporation Chairman. Daily Planet please note.

  • 4
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    This article should have been titled “The SRILANKAN Chairman’s Rs 6.2 million Orgasm!”

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    This guy must be punished in Public….Wonder why MR recruit this kind of money sucker in a national carrier…. Shame !!!!!

    • 1
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      Because this joker is psycho queen’s brother!!

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    Why people in power behave in this manner is due to their pride. These people think that they can go beyond law, rules and regulations and that no one should question their activities. This is the mentality of Mahinda Rajapake down to Pradeshiya saba members, Chief Justice Mohan down to magistrates, Chief monks down to samaneras. Unless we remove this mentality country is bound to suffer worse.

  • 2
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    Those who respect the dignity,human values and all other rights as CW folks should rally round to run an amok against these buggers – to the very same manner some americans shoot numbers of people at once.
    Else, Rajapske will not change his megalomantic, crime friendly attitude.

    Now alles oder nichts (all or none) should be the case. This much we the poor people have tolerated, but now it has reached to all bearing.

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      This much we the poor people tolerated, but now it has reached to beyond all bearing.

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    Haha 6.2 million rupee orgasm… Lmfao

    • 1
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      LOL.. it cracked me up too… would of been a nice headline and could have gotten more readers and comments…

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    We mustn’t accept this account as the whole truth, I am sure that the most concerned parties i.e. employees of Air Lanka know the truth as they are much closer to it. Again I ask, where are is the denial or acceptance or condemnation or support of the high flying unions of the airline? Are they just there for their pound of flesh ? Or are they the biggest cowards in the country ? Hik hik

  • 2
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    umm interesting to see him not wear the “Sathakaya” which Chamal, Basil and Namal started wearing to boost their egos, after the King started wearing..;P

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      Sowden Edward,

      Sathkaya won’t boost their egos, but used condoms around the neck would boost their diameters.

  • 0
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    Some people close to the govt says that this story ai true.

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    Long agO, Sri Lanka was Lipton’s Tea estate.

    Now it is RAJAPAKSE HENCHMENS PRIVATE PROPERTY.

    • 1
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      It appears you did not get your pay packet from Hitlerpassa!!

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    Aney…..saw the kimba and has became a gemba, they should also change the UL logo from an obscure peacock to a frog…..oh what a CUNTRY.

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