Sri Lankan president’s anger over airline cashew nuts – report
Posted on September 10th, 2018

Source: BBC -Agencies

Sri Lanka’s national airline has been rebuked by President Maithripala Sirisena over some cashew nuts which had been served to him, reports foreign media.

President Maithripala Sirisena has complained that, during a recent trip with Sri Lankan Airlines, he was treated to some cashews which were not fit for human consumption.

In fact, the irate leader added, they were not even suitable for dogs.

The airline, which has at least $1bn of debt, has yet to comment on Mr Sirisena’s outburst.

The airline has been dogged by allegations of corruption in recent years, and is currently under investigation by a special presidential commission of inquiry.

However, exactly what was so offensive about the nuts is unclear.

Speaking at a farmers’ event in southern Sri Lanka on Monday, Mr Sirisena said the offending products were served to him during a flight from the Nepalese capital Kathmandu to Colombo, Sri Lanka, last week.

When I returned from Nepal, they served some cashew nuts on the plane [that], let alone humans, even dogs can’t eat, who approves these things?” he told a group of farmers in Southern Sri Lanka.

Who approved the cashew? Who is responsible for this?”

This is not the first time a packet of nuts on a plane has made headlines.

Four years ago, a Korean Air executive made a plane turn back to the gate after an air stewardess attempted to serve her a packet of macadamia nuts in a packet rather than on a plate.

Heather Cho, the daughter of company boss Cho Yang-ho, was later convicted of violating plane safety, spending a number of months in jail before being freed to serve a suspended sentence on appeal.

 

4 Responses to “Sri Lankan president’s anger over airline cashew nuts – report”

  1. Ratanapala Says:

    Sirisena should have had the good sense to sort this issue internally without vilifying the national carrier publicly. He has done irreparable damage to the once very highly rated service record of the Sri Lankan.

    This shows that he has no fear or shame left to do any dirty deed if only to promote his ego.

    During his tenure of office so far he has done everything possible under the sun to denigrate our nation, our Ranaviruwoes, our honor, Buddhism and Buddhist priests, our natioanal anthem and flag.

    As Sri Lankans we are ashamed to have this man for our President.

  2. Hiranthe Says:

    @ Ratanapala,

    I fully agree with you!

  3. Sarath W Says:

    Obviously the airline knew My3 was on the flight and ordered those nuts especially for him because he is worse than a dog. Dogs are loyal to their masters and My3 was not. He would have been happy if they served some HOPPERS for him instead.

  4. Christie Says:

    It is sad.

    I thought he only ate food prepared by his wife the first lady of the country.

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