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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

This is only possible in Sri Lanka:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...xml=/news/2007/12/19/wlanka119.xml


.....up there with the best!
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User currently offlineBrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1288 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1533 times:

Well, it is unacceptable. It's not like there was an emergency or anything. They could have planned this well in advance.

I wonder how the Sri Lankan President got to England in the first place? They just showed up at the airport in Colombo and waved a plane? Anyway this is in no way a matter of the State and I don't see why hard earned Sri Lankan tax payer money should be involved in financing such a trip. Same goes for any leader in any country.



I want the European Union flag on airliners.net!
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26913 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1505 times:

So they would off load confirmed passengers going on holiday just for political reasons!! Just when UL has got a good name for itself the Sri Lankan government want to use it as its private jet!! It stinks of the Air Lanka days ......

User currently offlineBrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1288 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1496 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 2):
just for political reasons

To attend your son's graduation ceremony doesn't seem to be part of a Presidential to me. It surely is a father's duty though.



I want the European Union flag on airliners.net!
User currently offlineVincewy From Taiwan, joined Oct 2005, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1485 times:

How can you remove someone's work eligibility when he's married to a Sri Lankan?

User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1429 times:

It seems like it's time to impeach the president of Sri Lanka.

User currently offlineFanfan From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1357 times:

Yet another reason to avoid state owned airlines everywhere. This story reads like the one about Mugabe flying on a London flight but making it land someplace else first.

User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1312 times:



Quoting Vincewy (Reply 4):
How can you remove someone's work eligibility when he's married to a Sri Lankan?

I have no idea what the laws are in that country - but it would be quite possible in the US.

The person married to a US citizen has the right to apply for status as an immigrant to the US. There are some details - but basically they have that right - but there is no requirement they must apply for such status.

In many cases the foreign citizen spouse has no intention of giving up his/her home country citizenship.

That person will be able to get extended stay visa's based upon their marriage - but those visa's have no right to work in the US.

They must qualify for a status which allows them to work based on criteria other than the marriage if they do not state an intention to become a US citizen. That work permission can be removed if they fail to qualify for the requirements at some point in the future.

I would suspect this airline CEO has no intention of giving up British citizenship to become a Sri Lankan citizen - so his work status is under other rules than as an immigrant spouse.


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3874 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

He should have planned this much better...

On a side note, how did a Mihin Lanka plane come to pick him up? Don't they just have A320s and A321s?


User currently offlineYYZ4RADD From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1146 times:

The president and his buddies in Sri Lanka has been unhappy with a foreign hand running Sri Lankan, who was a former Emirates employee. They used this excuse to fire the fellow...doesnt it seem odd that all of a sudden the President wants to fly Sri Lankan when he has been flying Mihin all along even to the UN meetings in New York on a A321. His family owns Mihin indirectly through a Singaporean based company. His brother is honorary chairman of Mihin.

I wonder if this excuse will be used by the SL govt not renew the Emirates agreement (which they are not happy about). They might designate a person to run the airline who Emirates will not approve and hence the domino effect.

The reason Mihin was setup was they were not happy with a foreign (especially Muslim airline) running Sri Lankan (it goes back to the Singhala nationalist nonsense that exists in Sri Lanka (one of the primary reasons for the current war)


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