As a consequence of financial fraud committed by airline companies and high-ranking officers of various countries when purchasing Air Buses of Europe, a number of airline companies including the airline bus company, internal crises have cropped up, it is reported. This fraud was exposed by Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) last Friday. As mentioned therein, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Ghana, Colombia, Korea and Thailand … fraud were committed by giving them bribes and corruption by Air Bus company in the process of of purchasing air buses.
With the above-mentioned fraud being revealed, as a result of a request of made by air bus company from Britain, France and United States consent has been granted to pay 4 billion US dollars as a fine. In the meantime, chief executive officer of AirAsia airline of Malaysia, Tony Fernandez and its chairman, Camarudeen Moranun has yesterday decided to until Malaysia government conducts inquiries regarding the fraudulent deal related to air bus company. Thus, investigations into the fraud committed when buying the army cargo aircrafts manufactured for Ghana by air bus company has commenced. It further came to be known that the representative who mediated in this deal is someone who has no experience about aircrafts but was a manager who was providing facilities for a football team as such.
Among revelations made by serious fraud office of Britain, when aircrafts were being purchased for Avianka Air Service of Colombia, the air bus company has offered bribes of this nature. These funds were credited to a senior executive officer of Avianka Holdings company on that occasion. As such, in order to look into this, Colombia government has sought assistance from a legal company. In this stated in this revelation that when purchasing jet aircrafts of air bus company for Korean air service and Taiwan-China air service, a similar swindle had occured. However, both these companies have rejected expressing their ideas about this.
In the meantime, in the instance of Sri Lankan Airways which is the national carrier of Sri Lanka entering into the deal of purchasing air buses for them, the incident where a 2 million dollar bribe had taken place about which investigations are presently underway. These investigations are taking place under instructions of president. In this context, the former chief executive officer of the company concerned, Mr. Kapila Chandrasena and his wife, Priyanka Naomali Wijeynayaka have been prohibited from travelling overseas while their bank accounts too have come under scrutiny by now.