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.
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“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.