Cashews issue- President should have acted with responsibility: JO

2018-09-13 15:02:28

The Joint Opposition (JO) today said President Maithripala Sirisena should have acted in a more responsible manner when dealing with the incident where he was treated with cashews unsuitable for consumption during his recent trip with Sri Lankan Airlines.

JO MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage told a news conference that the Sri Lankan Airlines may run into huge loss because of President Sirisena’s controversial statement since it was also reported through international media.

“We regret the fact that President Sirisena has made such a statement regarding the national airline service in the country. President Sirisena should have informed the management or relevant authorities over this issue if those cashews were not fit to consume,” he said.

“This statement will have a negative impact on the Sri Lankan Airlines business activities. As the President, it would have been better if President Sirisena could have talked in a more responsible manner,” he added. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)


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  Comments - 16

  • FAZ Thursday, 13 September 2018 15:53

    For once I agree with you. HE should have been more diplomatic.

    Reply : 4       77

    johan Thursday, 13 September 2018 15:55

    He needs more experience as President now he is only a toddler

    Reply : 5       68

    Ronnie Bugger Thursday, 13 September 2018 16:06

    Define RESPONSIBILITY, my learned friend ??

    Reply : 9       29

    Modaya Thursday, 13 September 2018 16:14

    Aappa Kala Awa Kaju Kala Yanawa

    Reply : 1       44

    Saman Thursday, 13 September 2018 16:17

    To be expected when you have a President of low intellect.

    Reply : 4       58

    Tom Thursday, 13 September 2018 16:19

    Hearing some sensible talk for the first time from this person. Hats off!!!

    Reply : 5       47

    MaheshJayaa Thursday, 13 September 2018 16:21

    100% agree.

    Reply : 2       44

    inti Thursday, 13 September 2018 16:21

    Gamaya is a gamaya where ever he is.

    Reply : 7       45

    Jude Saturday, 15 September 2018 03:53

    It is better to be a Gamaya than a white van killer.

    Reply : 1       1

    ANTON Thursday, 13 September 2018 16:26


    Reply : 1       47

    Tears Thursday, 13 September 2018 16:32

    Quote : "acted in a more responsible manner ". Crocodile tears

    Reply : 5       26

    chuti Thursday, 13 September 2018 17:01

    "may run into huge loss"- aney darling!All thanks to the former government, nepotism and corruption, a cashew nut incident would hardly make a difference in the loss making scenario!

    Reply : 16       37

    Wise Donkey Friday, 14 September 2018 12:07

    I do agree with him 100%. The president should have taken this up with the authorities and settle the matter. This is not a matter to give such wide publicity in the media. If the president crave for publicity there are are hundreds of pressing issues to talk about and definitely not the Cashew nut issue.

    Reply : 1       5

    Lokusalli Friday, 14 September 2018 16:28

    Sri Lankan airlines is doing badly ...not because of bad cashews ,but because it is not competitive in the international carrier market ...charging 50% more than Emirates to fly from London to Colombo means it's not ALL about nuts !

    Reply : 0       1

    CITIZEN Friday, 14 September 2018 17:51

    Wow! These fellows can say something sensible also for a change!!!

    Reply : 0       0

    JEROME Saturday, 15 September 2018 10:17

    Rename cadju as Ratacaju issue will get solved.

    Reply : 0       0

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