Airline removes nuts after President’s disclosure……. To err is human but to forgive divine
Posted on September 13th, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera

The proverbial phrase ‘To err is human’ is often heard in its fuller form ‘to err is human; to forgive, divine.’ This makes sense of the notion that the originator, the English poet Alexander Pope, was trying to convey. In the poem An Essay on Criticism, Part II, 1711. Pope explains that, while anyone can make a mistake, we should aspire to do as God does, that is, show mercy and forgive sinners:

Personal experience in me can elaborate about a similar incident in Sri Lankan when I was flying sometime back


I asked for a cup of coffee in Business Class an I was served a cold coffee cup with a disposable milk packer by the staff .As the money I pay to fly  Business Class is quite high I expected a usual proper serving of a coffee in a tray as per the usual practice by Sri Lankan .

C called the stewardess and inquired about the coffee and asked whether Sri Lankan has gone bankrupt?

Excuse given immediately was that they are expecting turbulence, which was never in the public warning system as per usual practice

I was not happy but staff immediately brought me a proper coffee in a tray.

Even though I took photos at that time to write to Customer Care and complain I refrained as they corrected their mishandling.

Nevertheless I filled a compliment sheet with positive feedback about the general service rendered by Sri Lankan which is above par when you compare with many other airlines

So I thought Err is human but forgiving is divine!

Cashew saga has generated such a hype about Sri Lankan and Joins have gone to town

Villagers who were at the meeting where MS  made this startling reveal they may have thought cashew should be our National Fruit in Sri Lanka which is Jack ?

May be Sri Lankan should serve Roasted Jack Seeds rather than Cashew??

Dr Sarath Obeysekera

4 Responses to “Airline removes nuts after President’s disclosure……. To err is human but to forgive divine”

  1. Randeniyage Says:

    Only nuts will remove cashews depending on one man’s taste buds.
    Who knows he may be suffering from a disease, so that he cannot get the real taste. May be he was mistaken the taste of Caju with Ratakaju. He can’t remember things anyway.

  2. ranjit Says:

    Randeniya is correct he may have mistaken for Ratakadgu because this guy is a chronic case with upset mind. This is the guy who said he will govern the country from Pollonnaruwa and eat in a bannana leaf. Poor guy what he is doing now? Taking revenge from his opponents and helping our enemies just to stay in power for ever. He is dreaming nuts bloody chronic case. Shame to have a President like him in our country. Vamooze mister Hopper quick and fast without giving us mor headaches.

  3. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:



  4. Randeniyage Says:

    They should have given him a bone instead !

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