Sri Lankan president’s anger over airline cashew nuts

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena addresses a press conference in Colombo on July 14, 2015. Image copyright AFP Image caption Maithripala Sirisena used to be unimpressed with Sri Lankan Airline’s snack quality

Sri Lanka’s national airline has found itself in hassle with the country’s president – over a couple of nuts.

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

In truth, the irate chief delivered, they were not even suitable for canine.

The airline, which has a minimum of $1bn (£770m) of debt, has but to comment on Mr Sirisena’s outburst.

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The airline has been dogged by way of allegations of corruption in latest years, and is these days under research through a different presidential commission of inquiry.

Symbol copyright Getty Images Image caption The airline is lately under research by means of the government for alleged corruption

“Whilst I lower back from Nepal, they served a few cashew nuts at the aircraft that, not to mention humans, even dogs cannot eat, who approves these items?” he instructed a gaggle of farmers in Southern Sri Lanka.

“Who authorized the cashew? who is answerable for this?”

this is now not the first time a packet of nuts on a aircraft has made headlines.

Four years ago, a Korean Air executive made a plane turn again 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 airplane safety, spending a bunch of months in prison before being freed to serve a suspended sentence on enchantment.

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