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* Sri Lankan president's anger over airline cashew nuts
Tue, Sep 11, 2018, 10:43 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 11 (BBC) Sri Lanka's national airline has found itself in trouble with the country's president - over a few nuts.

President Maithripala Sirisena has complained that, during a recent trip with Sri Lankan Airlines, he was treated to some cashews which were not fit for human consumption.

In fact, the irate leader added, they were not even suitable for dogs.

The airline, which has at least $1bn (£770m) of debt, has yet to comment on Mr Sirisena's outburst.

However, exactly what was so offensive about the nuts is unclear.

Speaking at a farmers' event in southern Sri Lanka on Monday, Mr Sirisena said the offending products were served to him during a flight from the Nepalese capital 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 told a group of farmers in Southern Sri Lanka.

"Who approved the cashew? Who is responsible for this?"

This is not the first time a packet of nuts on a plane has made headlines.

Read More:: BBC (Source)