In an unprecedented move flight stewardess Nithya Senanaya Samaranayaka, who was unable to describe the exact location where she worked to the Jayaratne/Weliamuna inquiry, except the fact that it was some location in the Temple Trees, was named as the assistant to Secretary Lanka Kamalgoda of the FAU.
A group of cabin crew members of the Flight Attendants Union bulldozed their way at the Annual General Meeting held last December and assumed power without being elected.
The Jayaratne/Weliamuna investigative report into Sri Lankan Airlines named Nithya Senanaya Samaranayaka as the Flight Stewardess who was a paid employee released from Sri Lankan Airlines to work for Namal Rajapaksa.
She was released after a request was made from the then Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga.
Nithya Senanaya Samaranayaka was paid approximately Rs. 158,000 per month by both SriLankan Airline and the Presidential Secretariat.
The Jayaratne/Weliamuna report highlighted that she had been paid by the airline including allowances for cabin work although there is no explanation of what services she provided.
She had been over paid more than 4.2 million rupees in total. However she is still to reimburse these monies despite the Jayaratne / Weliamuna report highlighting that she does so.