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A helicopter, which was part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s entourage on his two-day Sri Lanka visit, remains grounded in Kandy after it developed a technical problem, officials said today. 

The Mi-17 helicopter is grounded at the Asgiriya grounds after it failed to take off yesterday when Modi departed in his special flight. Sri Lankan air force has helped identify the fault with the helicopter which awaits spare parts from India, officials said. A fleet of helicopters were used for Modi’s travel from Colombo to Dikoya, Kandy and from there back to Colombo International airport to return home yesterday.
Several houses in the central town of Hatton lost their roofs when the helicopters landed at two grounds in the area and at least one woman was injured, local media reported. Modi wrapped up his Sri Lanka visit yesterday during which he took part in the International Vesak Day celebrations and addressed Indian-origin Tamils. 
He addressed the Tamils of Indian origin in Dickoya town in the tea growing Central Province of Sri Lanka and inaugurated a Rs 150 crore super-speciality hospital built with India’s assistance.(PTI)


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  • Missaka Sunday, 14 May 2017 07:02 AM

    Modi visit played a havoc then!

    rosebud Sunday, 14 May 2017 08:03 AM

    Poor quality Indian goods. I feel sorry for those who receive Indian houses via DM Android App

    chandra Sunday, 14 May 2017 08:18 AM

    If Modi came with good faith this type of things would not happen. via DM Android App

    ceylon Sunday, 14 May 2017 08:31 AM

    example of indian quality for security.this is the best for the prime ministers security. via DM Android App

    ANTON Sunday, 14 May 2017 08:41 AM

    IF THEY CAN'T PROVIDE THE REQUIRED SERVICES TO THEIR OWN COUNTRY LEADER WHAT ELSE WE CAN EXPECT FROM THEM.

    ANTON Sunday, 14 May 2017 09:16 AM

    WHAT ABOUT THE QUALITY OF THEIR HOSPITAL BUILT IN HATTON. ...... WILL WE HAVE TO KEEP A SEPARATE TEAM FOR REGULAR MAINTENANCE.

    Dee Sunday, 14 May 2017 10:19 AM

    The MI17 is not Indian. It's Russian and one of the most successful multi role choppers in the world.

    ceylon Sunday, 14 May 2017 11:03 AM

    this is not indian made helicopter.its rusian.india bought from rusia.problem is its poor maintenence. via DM Android App

    Senewi Sunday, 14 May 2017 11:12 AM

    May be a Trojan Horse.


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