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Helicopters deployed to monitor violence: SLAF

15 May 2019 11:45 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Air Force would deploy helicopters day and night to assist with controlling illegal assemblies and acts of violence in the country, SLAF Spokesman Group Captain Gihan Seneviratne said yesterday.

He said that the Air Force Commander had decided to deploy its air assets, especially helicopters, in a bid to contain the situation.

"We have already taken measures to obtain aerial photographic evidence of those involved in such activities and to direct such evidence for legal action against lawbreakers,” he said.

Group Captain Seneviratne said helicopters would also be used to airlift troops for rapid response.

He said the SLAF was continuing to conduct routine security operations all over the country with the objective of ensuring the prevalence of normalcy. (DSB)


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  Comments - 4

  • Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 15 May 2019 01:04 PM

    A better use for the helicopters than flying around useless politicians

    Anpanman Wednesday, 15 May 2019 01:18 PM

    Waste of public funds. Use drones.

    Anton Ranaweera Wednesday, 15 May 2019 02:21 PM

    A better use for the helicopters than flying around useless politicians. Waste of public funds. Use drones.

    mo Wednesday, 15 May 2019 03:13 PM

    use the transport more mobs to atttack the innocent.

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