The One Google Loon balloon which entered into Sri Lankan airspace on Monday is reported to have fallen to the ground at Gampola, Pupuressa last night.
Police said the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) had informed the police to provide security to the balloon which was taken to the Pupuressa police post.
However, Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando posted a tweet saying “flight control of safely landing the balloon under standard operating procedures was successfully carried this evening”
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Chief Executive Officer of the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) Muhunthan Canagey teweeted “the Google balloon safely landed under standard operating procedures in Sri Lanka as a part of the test”. (Suranga Rajanayake)
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