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No unauthorised foreign aircraft entered Sri Lankan air space as claimed by certain sections, Minister of Civil Aviation stated in Parliament.

Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority H.M.C. Nimalsiri maintained that there was no intrusion of U.S fighter jets into sovereign Sri Lankan airspace. Speaking exclusively to Daily Mirror online subsequent to the statement made by the Minister of Civil Aviation Priyankara Jayarathne denying any intrusion, Mr Nimalsiri said that “the minister has stated the facts. Upon investigation we found that there was no intrusion whatsoever by the US upon sovereign Sri Lankan airspace”. Earlier the Sri Lanka air force maintained that there was infact infringement by the fighter jets, after the US embassy denied the claim. (Fazal Mohomed)
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  • managala Wednesday, 10 August 2011 10:11 AM

    Ok good if you say so !!

    GKA Wednesday, 10 August 2011 10:12 AM

    Military Radar is more realiable than civil aviation radar systems.

    lankatarzan Wednesday, 10 August 2011 10:27 AM

    Whom to believe...?

    I Hussein Wednesday, 10 August 2011 10:39 AM

    So what was the jet intrude into SL Aerospace,Chinese?

    Rayan Wednesday, 10 August 2011 10:35 AM

    First Sri Lanka Air Force said that there was an intrusion. After that US embassy in Colombo stated there was no intrusion. Now minister also saying there was no intrusion. wondering who says true and who are lying. Because somebody in these three factions are lying.....

    malkanthi Wednesday, 10 August 2011 10:36 AM

    Very sad to note we are contracting ourselves, miscommuncation is creating major issues today.

    musthafa Wednesday, 10 August 2011 10:46 AM

    if USA say no- mean we must accept it.

    Mister Mister Wednesday, 10 August 2011 01:27 PM

    Someone please pick up the buck and resign without continuing to make Sri Lanka the laughing stock everywhere!

    Hakeem Meedin Wednesday, 10 August 2011 01:42 PM

    Or somebody is telling the truth!

    gadafi Wednesday, 10 August 2011 02:54 PM

    SLAF fight with LTTE and won the war, so pls believe what SLAF say, dont go with politicians

    malliloku Wednesday, 10 August 2011 03:16 PM

    Yes, whom do we believe?

    Sinnavi Thursday, 11 August 2011 05:52 AM

    Who is telling the truth? Radar or the Minister. We always have contradicitng statements from our Politicians.


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