This is a story told by a Sri Lankan airlines cabin crew member to one of my close friends. It is too good not to be shared.
Apparently thanks to the current regime in power the Sri Lankan airlines flight crew now have large amounts of young stewards and stewardesses from the Hambantota district joining the carders as juniors. Not only are they under qualified for this job it also seems that they all come with a chip on their shoulders. Most seniors are wary of ordering the juniors around from Hambantota to carry out tasks as there have been instances where they have refused to do so saying “Namal Babata Kiyanawa”. In fact one junior stewardess has been boasting to a senior that if she (the senior) wants a transfer that she (the junior stewardess) could arrange it by talking to Namal, Baba.
What a sad state of affairs this is.