SriLankan Airline has said that it had stopped serving cashews after President Maithripala Sirisena flew into a rage over cashew nuts served to him on a flight to Colombo, the AFP reported on Wednesday.
An Airline spokesman said it has responded by clearing its stock of cashews which are only served in business class and would change its Dubai-based supplier.
Speaking at a farmers’ event held in Hambantota on Monday, President Sirisena said, "Returning from Kathmandu, I was served some cashews on board a SriLankan flight, but it was so bad even a dog wouldn't eat it. I want to know who authorised the purchase of these nuts."
The AFP said this is not the first time that nuts served on an airline had prompted outrage.
In 2014, a South Korean heiress famously ordered a Korean Air plane back to its gate to eject a cabin crew member after she was served nuts still in their packet.
Zub Wednesday, 12 September 2018 15:20
First Milo now Cashew Nuts what next.Why don't Sri Lankan consider serving Sarabulath!
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observer Wednesday, 12 September 2018 18:57
In his own mind he thinks he is developing the country.
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MFSL Wednesday, 12 September 2018 15:24
Mr. President what nonsense is this? Making not only a national issue but giving bad publicity to your countries own airline internationally. You should have taken this up with the management, as people and the country have much larger issues than this.
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Saradiel Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:13
Exactly. He is behaving like a spoilt child. Poor show.
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rajg Wednesday, 12 September 2018 15:27
Oh dear, I was looking forward to my next flight and the Cadju served on board! This is an economic calamity that the President of the country had to get involved in.
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CLS Wednesday, 12 September 2018 15:31
I think Sri Lankan should hereafter serve it's local passengers "Gal" and "Isso Wadai" !!!
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ANTON Wednesday, 12 September 2018 15:35
HA HAAA ..... THE ONLY THING OUR BELOVED PRESIDENT STOPPED IS SERVING CASHEW NUTS ON SRILANKAN.
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DJ Wednesday, 12 September 2018 15:40
There are so many suppliers to select from, if the management had considered a decent quality this would never have been an issue. When Co. Missions are to be made the greed deceives ones mind. Sad nothING will come out of it
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Sunimal Wednesday, 12 September 2018 15:49
Not only cashew nuts, Buy all from China by on-line payments.
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RataWanasamu Wednesday, 12 September 2018 15:51
Do not think about your country. Import everything from some other country. Tell everyone to buy foreign products.
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Shaf Wednesday, 12 September 2018 18:10
I frequently travel on Srilankan Airlines Business class in fact I traveled as latest as a week ago. I found no issues with the quality of the Cashew Nuts being served.
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Karu Wednesday, 12 September 2018 18:35
What about the stale stuffed buns served in Trichy flight the most expensive route in the universe
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TONY Wednesday, 12 September 2018 21:35
NOT ONLY TRICHY FLIGHT, IT IS THE SAME SERVED IN MALE FLIGHT ALSO. BUT THE TICKET COST IS OVER US$300 AND SERVING FOOD THAT IS UNFIT FOR CONSUMPTION
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Jaya Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:00
Ha ha ha......really nuts
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asithagun Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:06
I wonder if he has sprinkled the Silica sachet in to the nuts thinking they are salt..
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cineha Wednesday, 12 September 2018 21:58
Its the curse on this country......even the quality of the cashew served on the national carrier has to be checked by the president. .......and again its not an issue the President should have spoken publicly......Hmmm
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IQBAL Wednesday, 12 September 2018 22:07
Mr Sirisena Cashew Nuts very bad Qualitythat'sTrue But what about our Professional Airlanka Crew need Better Salaries as they are doing incredible service to the Entire Fleet
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Milan Wednesday, 12 September 2018 22:09
Not the Nuts please take off the Silica gel packet...our president must have eaten that too and complaing nuts are not good!!!
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Odin Thursday, 13 September 2018 08:58
I didn't know that 'nuts' were still running the show at Srilankan!
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neil alvis Thursday, 13 September 2018 11:38
a nut ate nuts and everyone going nuts! nutty sri lanka.
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