Corruption at Sri Lankan Airlines Running Into Billions of Dollars

 ScreenHunter_37 Apr. 08 10.29Sri Lanka Airlines Linked to ‘Corruption Running Into Billions of Dollars’

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s new government has ordered a criminal investigation into alleged corruption at the state-run national airline that it says involved “billions of dollars.”

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s office said an inquiry led by a lawyer had found “shocking details of corruption running into billions of dollars” at Sri Lankan Airlines, as well as “irregularities” in its $2.3 billion 2013 deal to buy 10 Airbus aircraft. The statement contained no allegations of wrongdoing by Airbus. The maker of planes said it had no comment on the Sri Lanka government statement.

NBC News

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