A Russian Carrier Aeroflot owned Airbus was held in Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), Sri Lanka.
It was scheduled to fly to Moscow from Colombo, Sri Lanka. The “Colombo Commercial High Court” yesterday (June 03, 2022) issued an enjoining order preventing a Russian ‘Aeroflot’ aircraft from leaving Sri Lanka.
Colombo Commercial High Court Judge Harsha Sethunga issued the enjoining order on the respondent Russian airline after hearing a complaint filed by Celestial Aviation Trading Limited in Ireland, and this enjoining order will remain in effect until the 16th of June.
The plaintiff states that it has a settlement case with the respondent Russian Airlines, and therefore, the complainant had filed a complaint seeking an injunction restraining an aircraft belonging to the respondent airline from leaving Sri Lankan jurisdiction.
The enjoining order was issued by the Colombo Commercial High Court Judge after considering the complaint.
In a statement, the Russian Government said that the plane was detained in Sri Lanka. The statement further added that the Sri Lankan authorities have obtained a certificate that the aircraft will not be detained. However, Sri Lankan aviation authorities have been left with no power to assist with this as the Irish company has filed a lawsuit.