SLAF awaits UN response

18 June 2011 12:54 am - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Confirming reports that Sri Lanka had offered its combat helicopters and fixed-wing air craft for United Nations peacekeeping operations, the Sri Lanka air force said yesterday it was awaiting aresponse from the UN.

“We expressed our willingness to send some of the combat helicopters and fixed-wing air craft for peacekeeping operations and are awaiting a response,” Air Force spokesman Andy Wijesuriya said.

“If we able to do so it could be additional income for the country and also will help us keep these air craft operational,” Group Captain Wijesuriya said.

He said the SLAF had offered to send Ukraine-made Mi-24 helicopter gunship and also Chinese made Y-12 fixed-wing aricraft. “This will be a good opportunity for our experienced pilots as well,” he said. (SJ)

  Comments - 12

  • raju Saturday, 18 June 2011 06:50 AM

    blood on board !

    Ramesh Saturday, 18 June 2011 01:27 AM

    Good Move.....

    Thomasas Saturday, 18 June 2011 01:35 AM

    SELL THE AIR CRAFTS IN QUESTION, AND BUILD HOUSES AND SETTLE DOWN THE DISPLACED IN THE NORTH AND GAIN SUPPORT FROM UN & INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY WHO ARE MAKING ALLEGATIONS AGAINST GOSL

    La-bambas Saturday, 18 June 2011 07:45 AM

    Are you buying or not?? DO YOU WANT US TO SEND THE WHITE VAN??

    pat Saturday, 18 June 2011 05:11 PM

    May be another form of bribery!

    Thinuka Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:41 AM

    Exactly very good move..

    waz85 Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:14 AM

    what about the sri lankan builed gunship " thanakola pettha"

    Tharaka Chanaka Saturday, 18 June 2011 04:01 AM

    u mean income for someone's pocket?

    Dr.Wimal_Modawansa Saturday, 18 June 2011 04:06 AM

    What about Multi Barrel and check points?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 18 June 2011 04:46 AM

    Waiting for Godot!

    SWRD Sunday, 19 June 2011 02:29 AM

    UN awaites SL response on UN report!!

    varuna Saturday, 18 June 2011 05:28 AM

    dont GOSL feel shame on these activities. they dont have a clear stand on UN. once they shout against UN and they vote in favour of UN secretary.


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