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Three passengers who had allegedly been under the influence of liquor on board a Colombo-bound flight from Dubai had gone berserk disturbing fellow passengers and the crew yesterday, police said.

The suspects who were residents of Aluthgama, Algama and Wattala were handed over to the Airport Police on their arrival at the Katunayake Airport.

The suspects are to be produced before the Hulftsdorp Magistrate today.
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  • Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 04 August 2012 07:10 AM

    Some inexperienced travellers cannot resist the availability of unlimited free liquor and lose their senses. There should be some limit on the free liquor served. We have seen on many occasions how some passengers shout and demand more and more liquor throughout the flight.

    ChamaraJ Saturday, 04 August 2012 07:14 AM

    I have personally experianced SriLankans behaving this way onboard......stopping booze being served onboard would help....as the crew even does this at 5 or 6 AM with the breakfast service........

    Sade Saturday, 04 August 2012 07:24 AM

    Koheda yanne, malle pol comment ekak

    A. Ram Saturday, 04 August 2012 07:46 AM

    Every time I take atrip to Sri Lanka this situation unfolds, where fellows who have never drunk a thimble of Alcohol, and when given free from the Airlines cannot hold their liquor and became boisterous, In one trip of mine a chap was very boisterous and after having his meals he started pleading with the Air hostess to give him another drink and after taking it, started his antics and was a nuisance to others. At the end he started vomiting on the passengers and most of the foreigners who were their was very much disgusted and some of them were drenched in this guys vomit. Srilankan Airlines should stop serving liquor especially on Middle eastern flights.

    gamarala Saturday, 04 August 2012 07:45 AM

    free alcohol + idiots = caos

    huna Saturday, 04 August 2012 07:39 AM

    i hope they would not consider banning the liquor service during the fights , because there are some who need it to ease the tension during the flight

    warren Sunday, 05 August 2012 07:01 AM

    People who say alcohol should be banned on flights are idiots. What's next babies? cos they cry?!! the simplest solution is that the flight attendants have the say of how much alcohol can be served, if they feel a person is having too much cut him off. If he gets loud and violent "detain" him?!?!?! There are enough of male flight attendants. They have the right ! for the safety of all passengers..

    Yehiya Saturday, 04 August 2012 08:06 AM

    Why providing alcohol inside flight. Its very dangerous.

    vaidy Saturday, 04 August 2012 08:15 AM

    Air lines should not provide flight tickets to such people in future treating them as blacklist passengers

    Minister Monday, 06 August 2012 04:49 AM

    If smoking has been prohibited in all flights, why not ban alcohol also? If the former is unhealthy, why the ill effects of the latter has been ignored ?

    Jeevan Saturday, 04 August 2012 09:03 AM

    It is not the alsohol, but the personality and mentality of the people is what matters. Here in Sri Lanka we accept a drunked to shout the way he wants. So the pattern continues. If there is a strict law enforcement on drunkeds, things will get better.

    KUMA Saturday, 04 August 2012 09:27 AM

    People who are travelling to destination to destination that they have to have a enjoyable trip.
    Without stopping the liquor in air craft , make a rule that the traveler can consumed one or two beer .and should air holster not should be issue more than two beer.or if not make another option as a beer section .

    Fazli Saturday, 04 August 2012 09:24 AM

    I still believe we are'nt matured enough to handle alcohol.

    Apsara Saturday, 04 August 2012 09:53 AM

    Why you can't avoid alcohol completely so as to live a decent life without disturbing others.

    Apsara

    Pawlpakse Saturday, 04 August 2012 10:30 AM

    Alcohol should be served on flights, but not for Sri Lankans. I always avoid flying on Sri Lankan airlines mainly due to this reason.

    godfrey Saturday, 04 August 2012 11:02 AM

    why should you need to ban it?maybe ask the idiots who cant drink responsibly to control themselves?

    Ane mage kata Saturday, 04 August 2012 11:31 AM

    Simple, ban alcohol in flight.

    Bavana John Saturday, 04 August 2012 11:53 AM

    I igreed with you.

    sangeetha Saturday, 04 August 2012 01:10 PM

    I travel on Sri Lankan at least twice a year. Have also used other airlines. Sri Lankan is the best. Their standards are very high. I have noticed this phenomenon of drunk passengers only on the flights arriving home from the Middle East.

    farieze Saturday, 04 August 2012 01:21 PM

    ban totally serving liquor in the flight

    Katta Kuvera Saturday, 04 August 2012 01:33 PM

    Not only for passengers. Alcohol is bad for anyone.It even causes politicians to fall from hotel balconies and others to forget that they were playing with a gun which went off killing an enemy..

    irshard Monday, 06 August 2012 07:16 AM

    wow, that's a first......

    Dada Monday, 06 August 2012 11:27 PM

    Please mention name of the aircraft

    Dada Monday, 06 August 2012 11:48 PM

    Drink but dont get drunk

    ceylonI Saturday, 04 August 2012 02:59 PM

    Stopping alcohol wont solve the problem with these hooligans.

    MAC Saturday, 04 August 2012 04:30 PM

    my experience when v ask soft drink second time from flight attendants v find them missing in action, but when they ask them liquor they are willing to pour in nth times.

    meranchi Saturday, 04 August 2012 05:26 PM

    for this regards cabin crew must responsible, when you serve alcohol to passenger should be limit .....i

    sujeewa p Saturday, 04 August 2012 05:21 PM

    HON.The president being the minister of eviations should intervine more on this liquior related matters on Srilankan.

    # sim Monday, 06 August 2012 09:55 AM

    They should know their limit. Better fine them and compulsory social service.

    Thattaya Saturday, 04 August 2012 07:53 PM

    passengers out of Dubai to any detinations can have any amount of alcohol consumed before the flight in a couple of restaurants at the transit?duty free areas. Also you can buy the alcohol from Duty free and drink as much you can before go on board. Then during the flight you can consume from the same you purchased. Don't blame the cabin crew or the air line. This is all about the labor class who cannot manage a couple of drinks. Don't blame srilankans as a whole. i flew from Madras to Colombo and the two passengers next to me on board doesn't know how to eat or drink. They threw all thier sambar plate bought on board on me. They finished a bottle of Old Monk Rum as well as thier food brought on board. there are air marshals on board in all flights and they should have been handle the matter.

    Bagalawathie Sunday, 05 August 2012 12:23 AM

    No wonder some people call us monkeys.

    ish Saturday, 04 August 2012 05:48 AM

    This is not the first time this has happened and I don't understand why consuming or providing alcohol in the flight is not banned??? Can you stay away from it for few hours???

    gonnamba Sunday, 05 August 2012 01:07 AM

    drink responsibly or get punished!!

    Ranjith Sunday, 05 August 2012 01:20 AM

    Air hosters should be punished for serving over volume of alchole to passengers, SriLankan airline should stop this cheapest tactics to attract middleast passengers

    Kanchana Saturday, 04 August 2012 05:52 AM

    Wonder where the 'Sri Lankan smile' was? For a 'friendly' nation there is surely a lot of hate and jealousy in this country. Even though this is a small country there is no reason to be jealous and angry all the time. The world will "respect" your smile. Just don't try to force it on people.

    cityrala Sunday, 05 August 2012 02:44 AM

    alcohol is not free in the flight.. the cost is icluded in the ticket.. the problem is that some felows do not their limits...

    ishi Sunday, 05 August 2012 03:14 AM

    Really? If they don't behave themselves then what should be done? Throw them out of the plane?

    Clarifier Saturday, 04 August 2012 06:22 AM

    Can you clarify "gone berserk"?

    anonymous Monday, 06 August 2012 02:52 AM

    How is that relevant here exactly?


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