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Cabinet nod to purchase four helicopters for Sri Lanka Air Force

The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to purchase four helicopters for the Sri Lanka Air Force, Co-Cabinet Spokesman, Minister Ramesh Pathirana said.

The cabinet paper presented by President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa for the purchase of four used helicopters for the Air Force through international bids has been approved by the Cabinet of Ministers, Co-Cabinet Spokesman said.

The Minister said the two helicopters currently used for training by the Sri Lanka Air Force were manufactured in 1981 and they will be replaced by the four helicopters to be purchased.

The Co-Cabinet Spokesman said since the Sri Lanka Air Force officers are currently working on the UN peacekeeping force, these helicopters are needed for their training.

Author: TELO Admin