The President of the Flight Attendants Union Adrian Cramer confirmed the ongoing EPF/ETF and Tax fraud committed by his employer SriLankan Airlines.
Replying a letter sent in by Capt. Renuke Senanayake of the the Airline Pilots Guild of Sri Lanka, Cramer in a harshly worded letter, went on to even state the chapters of the EPF and ETF Act that the airline has been fraudulently violating.
Whilst claiming to be the elected president of the Flight Attendants Union, Cramer stated that his intention was only to protect the airline by highlighting this on going fraud.
Meanwhile Colombo Telegraph reliably learns that a prominent member of the FAU’s Ex-Co is on the verge of quitting the union.
It has been brought to light that he himself had submitted fraudulent personal information to the airline at the time of his recruitment.
We publish below the FAU President Adrian Cramer’s reply to APGSL President Capt.Renuke Senanayake in full.
Capt. Renuke Senanayake AFAU / 47
President – ALPGSL
Dear Mr. Senanayake
Your Communication dated 20th & 21st February 2016 and publication of same on Tabloid Press
Your above communication has been received with equal disapproval and abhorrence and you will find herein my response on behalf of the entirety of the FAU membership over which I have been elected to preside, limiting my comments to only the very few matters of fact that warrant any reply; leaving the larger remainder of its content which is simply abuse and verbiage in the corner of the gutter from where it emanated.
On the aspect of EPF and ETF payments on meal allowances I suggest that you subject your mental faculties and attempt to digest (if you can) section 47 of the EPF Act and section 44 of the ETF Act and see if you can comprehend the interpretation afforded in plain English language to the meaning of “Earnings”; this should hopefully answer your question as to why we as a responsible and duty conscious union of this Air Line and this Republic saw it fit to ensure that “our Beloved Airline” (as you referred to it) will not be found fault with for violating the laws of this land by which we are all meant to be governed.
Whist this was our sincere effort to protect this airline at this very crucial juncture, which efforts were initiated in strict confidence and with utmost good faith, your intentions on the other hand though proclaiming an abundance of love for all appear to be as sinister as your communication which, for some odd reason, has been copied to all and sundry and has now even appeared in the cheap Tabloid media. This unwise course of conduct have also now compelled us to keep those same parties informed of our response, only necessitated by your childish and imprudent actions aimed at cheap publicity.
I hope at least now your membership will permit sanity to prevail and engage in a meaningful dialogue if you really wish to resolve common issues affecting both unions and not stage them on common public gallery which will only serve to be counterproductive to the airline and of no benefit to anyone.
Flight Attendants Union
Flat No 13, Bogala Court, Dickman’s Road
Colombo 5, Sri Lanka. 00500