Ramith is no alcoholic, says minister-father

Sri Lanka’s minister of media and information Keheliya Rambukwella, father of Ramith Rambukwella, the Sri Lankan cricketer who tried to open the cabin door mid-air in a flight, has sought the British Airways report to get his son’s name cleared.
The 22-year-old all rounder’s journey from the West Indies to Colombo (via London) is under investigation as he reportedly tried to open a cabin door at 35,000 feet on a British Airways flight.
Keheliya said, “I have sought the report from the airlines. As far as I know, there is nothing abnormal in the airlines report. My son is not alcoholic. Only to sensationalise, the media has blown it out of proportion.
“The cabin door and the lavatory toilet was hardly few feet away and my son mistakenly tried to open the door. The pressurised cabin door is not openable,” he said.
“It is not the first time my son has travelled in an aircraft. He has been to many countries with the Sri Lankan team and he knows the etiquette and how to behave in the aircraft.”

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