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The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has said it will investigate an incident where a private company had using a helicopter air-dropped packets of tea in Pannipitiya yesterday resulting in the frightened residents complaining to the CAA.

“The company was only permitted to distribute leaflets and not any objects by the air. They had clearly committed an offence. There was the possibility people being hurt,” CAA Director General and CEO H.M.C. Nimalsiri said.

Meanwhile, the National Movement for Consumer Right’s Protection (NMCRP) yesterday complained to the CAA in writing with regard to this incident where a company had carried out a sales promotion campaign risking the lives of people.

NMCRP Chairman Ranjith Vithanage said the company had airdropped its products using a helicopter in Pannipitiya though the CAA had only permitted this company to distribute leaflets. It is illegal to distribute food items in such a manner. It can cause harm to the people and the environment. (Thilanka Kanakarathna and Kalathma Jayawardhane)

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  • nick Saturday, 25 November 2017 07:01 AM

    drop condoms instead via DM Android App

    channa Saturday, 25 November 2017 12:01 PM

    what is the use of feeding bottkes without milk

    Logan Saturday, 25 November 2017 11:05 AM

    Do Not Become Like Western Countries Where The Police Are Incompetent To Deal or Prevent Major Crimes But Would Respond In Siren Sounding Patrol Cars To Catch Traffic Violaters.

    Saman Saturday, 25 November 2017 11:10 AM

    Just drop few millions on the officers they will not take any action. Don't worry

    Pramod Fernando Saturday, 25 November 2017 11:24 AM

    Please drop sugar and milk as well.

    Be Fair Saturday, 25 November 2017 01:46 PM

    This company lost a Luxury European Car Brand, messed up with the so called car assembly plant, now its a storm in a Tea Cup

    lkboy Saturday, 25 November 2017 03:45 PM

    may be Indians.

    sujata Monday, 27 November 2017 09:10 AM

    why you were expecting the Chinese is it?

    sureshs Monday, 27 November 2017 09:11 AM

    it would be OK if they had dropped money, even if it were Indians

    kaboos Monday, 27 November 2017 11:49 AM

    It could be from India some time back we got from air dhal and rice.


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