in legal battle grounded
A SriLankan Airlines pilot has been grounded by the management after
he refused to withdraw a letter of demand sent to a senior officer,
demanding Rs. 25 million.
R.L. Jayasinghe has been grounded after he sent the letter of demand
to Senior Manager Flight Operations, Capt. Milida Ratnayake, who
is alleged to have made a statement to the Director Civil Aviation
that Capt. Jayasinghe was not qualified to be considered for a training
on A340 aircraft as disciplinary inquiry was pending against him.
Jayasinghe has refused to withdraw the letter of demand on the grounds
that it was filed by him in a private capacity and therefore the
management cannot demand the withdrawal of the letter.
management early this month agreed to complete Capt. Jayasinghe’s
A340 route check and provide him with sufficient sectors in A 340.
He has also been assured that he would be reverted to A 320 as a