Valiant airman bids farewell

29 May 2017 09:48 pm - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The funeral of Air Force Flight Sergeant Y M S Yaparathne, who was posthumously promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer after he died during a rescue operation in the Neluwa,Galle area, was held yesterday at the Kotugoda General Cemetery. Picture shows the only son of the late airman being consoled by a group of air force officers today. Pix by Pradeep Pathirana

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  • Sunil Tuesday, 30 May 2017 10:23 AM

    A true son of mother Lanka. Whole nation is indebted to him.

    Dinesh Tuesday, 30 May 2017 11:16 AM

    Though this incident is a tragic one, this is the result of violation of safety procedures. I hope Air Force will keep a proper inquiry and equip these helicopters with proper safety equipments and procedures.

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