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19 February 2021 06:01 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Two drones were officially handed over to Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudharshana Pathirana by Western Province Governor Former Air Force Commander Marshal of the Air Force Roshan Goonetileke during an event held at the Air Force Headquarters in Colombo yesterday. The drones will be utilized to conduct aerial operations to detect possible dengue breeding grounds and to monitor damage to the environment and deforestation. Pix by Nimalsiri Edirisinghe




  Comments - 6

  • Hari M Friday, 19 February 2021 07:55 AM

    Even mosquitos are used to make money :-)

    Kalanasiri Friday, 19 February 2021 08:39 AM

    More like they will help this government find forests to cutdown!

    jayath Nandana Friday, 19 February 2021 09:56 AM

    What Drone can do to control Dengue? It has to be controlled at a grassroots level proper program. like all others, I think this government does not have. a solution for dengue too

    Kandy Friday, 19 February 2021 10:05 AM

    So many Drone Regiments in the Tri Forces?? SLA started a few months back

    Chamari Friday, 19 February 2021 12:47 PM

    This is just another method of spying on the public. Beware, big brother is watching you! or rather all the brothers are watching you.

    Maduruwa Friday, 19 February 2021 04:36 PM

    Please do not blame everything done by the government. Can you fly and shoot mosquitos? The drones can.

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