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Airbus bribery scandal

AG’s advice sought to win compensation

Government is seeking the Attorney General’s advice to win compensation from Airbus over the bribery scandal that resulted in the country’s economy bearing the brunt. Speaking to the Sunday Observer Civil Aviation Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said information they currently have regarding the scandal is based on mass and social media reports.

“Therefore, we need the Attorney General’s advice on how to proceed legally to get compensation from the company (Airbus),” he added.

The former chief of SriLankan Airlines was arrested on Thursday (6) for allegedly receiving bribes for a major Airbus aircraft deal. An investigation into the case is underway.

In late January, reports show, a French court has approved a fine of 3.6 billion euros to be paid by Airbus to France, Britain and the United States as settlement following a four year investigation into the bribery allegations.

On Friday former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in Parliament that Sri Lanka must demand compensation from Airbus.