SriLankan airlines E-commerce transactions scrutinized

SriLankan airlines E-commerce transactions scrutinized

Written by Zulfick Farzan

20 Sep, 2018 | 7:26 pm

Colombo (News 1st) – The Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the malpractices that took place at Sri Lankan Airlines, Sri Lankan Catering and Mihin Lanka convened again earlier today.

The Commission looked into matters surrounding the E-commerce transactions at the airlines.

Testifying before the Commission, a managerial level E-Commerce executive stated that Sri Lankan Airlines had chosen a firm called ‘E-Futures’ for the purpose of managing their online reach.

The airline signed two agreements with the firm for the purpose of maintenance and development of the Airline’s website. Each contract was valued in the Millions of rupees.

According to the witness, even though the said firm had been signed on to a contract for a period 3 years, Sri Lankan Airlines had then signed an agreement with a new company to provide the same services.

When questioned by the Commission on whether or not the Airline could have carried out these operations in-house, the witness testified that the Airline could have done so, and made savings in the process.

He further added that as per his knowledge, these operations are usually carried out in-house in the case of most other airlines.

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