SLAF fights Hunnasgiriya fire

10 August 2014 09:17 am - 1     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A Mi-17 helicopter of the Sri Lanka Air Force equipped with a 2600 liter bambi bucket had been deployed from Rathmalana to help douse wild fires at around Hunnasgiriya.

The SLAF deployed the helicopter following a request from the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) over the disaster.  

According to the Police a fire occurred in Hunnasgiriya forest reserve on yesterday and said that the fire destroyed some 100 acres of land in the forest.

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  • mohammed Tuesday, 12 August 2014 04:47 AM

    if a a helicoptor could carry 2600ltrs of water...im sure they could help supply water to drought affected people n land with water in no time..... wish the related people ponder...


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