Sri Lankan Airlines today said that a story currently circulating on social media about the airline mishandling the travel of Venerable Ajahn Brahm is completely false. The Venerable Ajahn Brahm was booked on a different airline when the unfortunate delay occurred at Bandaranaike International Airport in the early hours of May 31, 2023.

Sri Lankan Airlines, however, promptly stepped in and went beyond to help Venerable Ajahn Brahm Thera find an alternative flight. Sri Lankan Airlines, therefore, reiterates that the Venerable Thero was not originally booked to travel to Bangkok or any other destination on Sri Lankan Airlines when the incident happened.