Passenger trouble mid-air

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A plane bound to Jakarta, Indonesia from Dubai was diverted to the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) after several unruly passengers started harassing crew members and passengers onboard the plane, the police media unit said

Five Arabians passengers who were under the influence of liquor had harassed the crew and passengers. The five suspects were later handed over to the police at the BIA airport by the flight crew.

The five suspects are scheduled to be presented to the Colombo Magistrate Court today. The BIA airport police are conducting further investigations. (Daily Mirror online)    

  Comments - 48

  • sri gorilla Monday, 07 February 2011 09:26 AM

    Mideast have all the nonsense rules when it comes to behaviour,,,but yet they produces the biggest perverts in the world...from nailing down maids to haressing flight crews...pathetic

    Bobby Monday, 07 February 2011 10:53 AM

    Who will pay the airfare?

    willows Monday, 07 February 2011 11:08 AM

    nothing will happen to them

    Pissu Mervyn Monday, 07 February 2011 11:20 AM

    Send them to me I will give them king's era punishment. Might be tied to a tree or will put them in the dandu kande.

    azath Tuesday, 08 February 2011 04:56 AM

    For your information, Sharia belongs to Islam. not to the arabs, Islam is a global religion not exclusively belong to arabs.

    sam Monday, 07 February 2011 04:54 AM

    Typical Arabs :(

    paul Monday, 07 February 2011 05:06 AM

    Shud give them Sharia punishment! Whip them in public at Galle Face! LOL!!

    marusira Monday, 07 February 2011 05:18 AM

    Sam dont be so dumb. Arab or no arab alchohol will make any man an idiot. Havent you seen other drunkards all over the country.
    You guys are sick with racism.

    Susantha Monday, 07 February 2011 05:36 AM

    Why always our people sick with racism ? this is a major sickness !!!!!

    SUNILg Tuesday, 08 February 2011 04:04 PM

    guys guys guys let the buggers enjoy

    Warner Monday, 07 February 2011 05:41 AM

    put them behind bars and sentence them to five years rigouros impreentment

    roshan raz Monday, 07 February 2011 05:40 AM

    send them back to dubai and handover to police. they willl get suitable punishment there.

    Joseph Monday, 07 February 2011 05:46 AM

    Why not!!!!.Arabs tell the world that Sharia is the law that they obey and the rest of the world should obey too.So why not for once take their advice?

    Mohamed Monday, 07 February 2011 05:57 AM

    We should not punish & send them to prison in our country. It is our tax payers money that will go to feed them. Better send them back to their own country in the next available flight as soon as possible. Let the Emirates of Dubai punish them.

    Mithraka Fernando Monday, 07 February 2011 05:54 AM

    Arab or non Arab teach them a lesson.

    humoured Monday, 07 February 2011 06:01 AM

    In our country the going punishment is to tie them to trees for a given period of time.

    Jason Monday, 07 February 2011 06:03 AM

    They were flying from Dubai to Jakarta. So this issue should be handled by Dubai govt or Indonesian Govt..... Why srilanka Magistrate involving into this issue.....Problems of this country are still unresolved.....bt anunge deval valata hota daanawa....crazy

    Jim Dougal Monday, 07 February 2011 06:01 AM

    No it is rather too common I am afraid. SOME Arabs who are so very pious, such good Muslims in their own countries, and who look down at 'decadent' and 'sinful' kaffirs, when these Arabs leave their own countries they are drinking, gambling and womanising. One regularly sees this in cities from Bangkok to London, from Manila to Los Angeles. It is the hypocrisy of these particular 'typical' Arabs that disgusts people.

    wara Monday, 07 February 2011 06:14 AM

    Court Marshal them too...

    T. Ruth Monday, 07 February 2011 06:20 AM

    You are right Jason. All Arabs are not Muslims and all Muslims are not Arabs. Send them to the Country which has jurisdiction over them, without getting involved in matters which have no relevance to us.

    T. Ruth

    TITANIC Monday, 07 February 2011 01:15 PM

    Majority of the flights smoking is not allowed so stop liquor too.

    Lanke Banda Monday, 07 February 2011 01:36 PM

    Totally confused. How is S.L.Involved ? Is it a Sri Lankan Flight ? If not these people must be immediately sent to Saudi Arabia and the Air Line must sue them.

    Shan Monday, 07 February 2011 06:41 AM

    If liqor is the cause, Ban liqor in flights to and from Islamic countries.

    Pain in the neck Monday, 07 February 2011 06:41 AM

    Not exactly racism: people just don't like hypocrisy.

    ghaffari farook Monday, 07 February 2011 02:14 PM

    Please you people stop gossip please let them go to their own country and their country know how to punish them as thay are Arab nations, you’ll do not worry about this.

    Shiraz Monday, 07 February 2011 02:35 PM

    I work in the Middle East - a lot of Arabs are Christians who are not prohibited to drink. Shariah cannot apply to Christians unless the offence was committed in a country which practices shariah.

    Some goon wants to circumsize the non-muslim Arabs for the wrondg doing of a few! Sick aney.

    rosh Monday, 07 February 2011 06:53 AM

    chk your knowledge in Legal procedures before making any comment !!!

    Sri Lanken Monday, 07 February 2011 06:55 AM

    What happen to the arabians... according to their country laws they shouldnt drink..but they can have more womon for their life.. hope they were trying to relaxe and free from their country rules... becouse they have tied from lots of unwanted laws and rules.. but there is an animal inside of their body.. king cant control them so ... give the maximum panelties to them not to do it again and not to torture any sri lanken woman.. take them to galleface ..

    Sri LankAn Monday, 07 February 2011 07:38 AM

    Sri Lankan are not racist, but they are generous and accommodative, kind, etc. I don't know about people like Sri LankEn. .

    iriboy Monday, 07 February 2011 04:03 PM

    immature......grow up you sri lankans

    the history Monday, 07 February 2011 07:46 AM

    they born from english blood that's why

    S. Aran Johnny Monday, 07 February 2011 07:54 AM

    That is true. As long as one realizes that hypocrisy takes various forms.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 07 February 2011 07:52 AM

    Who served them with liqour because they are not allowed to drink hard drinks at all!

    noel Monday, 07 February 2011 08:03 AM

    Give the same treatment as in Arab countries.... STONE TO DEATH

    S. Aran Johnny Monday, 07 February 2011 08:04 AM

    Goggle eyed huh? Looks like sammy has not travelled too much.

    SamaWinisuru Monday, 07 February 2011 08:04 AM

    for a change why don't we chop off a hand/finger or whip them, and see how they respond?

    Rakith Monday, 07 February 2011 05:58 PM

    Make an example of them. Take revenge on these guys for all the atrocities and sufferings undergone by our women.

    nagu Monday, 07 February 2011 08:16 AM

    completely correct....The Arabs should practice what they preach......

    Mushi Monday, 07 February 2011 08:17 AM

    Some arabs behave like a mad though they are not drunkard. It is their habit to go crazy often.

    Musthafa Monday, 07 February 2011 08:17 AM

    For your information UAE/Bahrain are open world for all the worldly enjoyment. Not like Saudi or other Islamic countries.

    James Monday, 07 February 2011 08:30 AM

    There is a thing call Air space of Sri Lanka anything that goes on there falls under our jurisdiction. stop showing your ignorance to the world .The system is bigger than you think it is. don't think that you can run a country

    LondonBuwa Monday, 07 February 2011 09:00 AM

    why should responsible drinkers who are flying via a muslim country be punished for the behaviour of some idiots?

    anton Monday, 07 February 2011 09:00 AM

    They must be subjected to "circumcision" even though its done, but now with a much larger length!


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