No evidence of mobile phone robbery at BIA – AASL Chairman
Airport and Aviation Services Limited (AASL) Chairman Major General (Retd.) G.A. Chandrasiri yesterday said that security services footage at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) were re-examined in connection with a robbery of a mobile phone belonging to a Sri Lankan passenger who arrived in the country on April 5.
He said that they could not find any evidence of a robbery of a mobile phone by re-scrutinizing the camera footage of the airport. However, Chandrasiri said that this person’s mobile phone has been held by the airport authorities while he was staying at a transit airport in the Middle East before arriving in Sri Lanka. He said that the airline of the respective country has informed about this incident in a letter.
Speaking at a press conference,the Airport and Aviation Services Limited Chairman said the CCTV footage of the airport was scrutinized thoroughly after they came to know about the incident. He said that the country in general and the Airport have been brought into disrepute by spreading unconfirmed and unverified information on mainstream media and social media.
It also stated that no airport employee has been accused of a theft inside the airport for the past five years.
The Chairman added that the Katunayake Airport Police has started a special investigation into this incident and upon its completion, they intend to take judicial action based on the conclusions reached there.