Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Media and Information, Keheliya Rambukwella on Wednesday blamed the local press for blowing out of proportion the incident involving his son Ramith Rambukwella, who reportedly caused a mid-air panic in an inebriated state while on a British Airways flight.
"My son told me about the incident, said he apologized to passengers. There was not even a two meter gap between the back door of the plane and the toliet door. Anybody can make this type of mistake. Even the British Airways have said that," Rambukwella told the local 'Lankadeepa' newspaper on Wednesday.
The minister's son Ramith, a member of the Sri Lanka 'A' team which toured the West Indies had allegedly tried to open the cabin door of the British Airways flight to London from the West Indies. The London 'Daily Mirror' reported that he was drunk on board.