Aviation

NUTGATE: Sri Lankan president angry over airline cashews

Sri Lanka’s president has got a bone to pick with the countries national airline after he was served some cashews that he claims were not fit for human consumption.

Which sounds vaguely familiar to us… Anybody remember the ‘nut rage’ incident of 2014?

Either way, we’re glad airline nuts have made their way back into the news cycle. It’s an underrated topic if you ask us.

The airline in question, which is in at least $1 billion of debt has faced allegations of corruption and is currently under investigation by a special presidential commission of inquiry, according to the BBC. 

Srilankan Airbus A330

President Maithripala Sirisena was speaking at a farmers event in southern Sri Lanka earlier this week when he spoke out about the nut incident which he said occurred on a flight from the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu to Colombo, Sri Lanka last week.

“When I returned from Nepal, they served some cashew nuts on the plane [that], let alone humans, even dogs can’t eat, who approves these things?” he said, according to the BBC.

“Who approved the cashew? Who is responsible for this?”

The airline has not yet confirmed who approved the cashew.

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