‘Sri Lanka to protest US intrusion of airspace’
Last Updated: Sunday, August 07, 2011, 15:46
  
Colombo: Sri Lanka has alleged that a squadron of ten US fighter jets violated its airspace and will register its protest with the American Embassy here over the issue.

The government will register its protest with the US over the intrusion of its air space, 'Sunday Times' said today.

The External Affairs Ministry will be handing over its written protest to the US embassy here, the paper said.

The director of civil aviation H M C Nimalasiri is quoted as saying that they were trying to establish if the US jets had violated the oceanic air space or the territory.

A senior Airforce official has said that there have been periodic incursions by US combat aircraft.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, August 07, 2011, 15:46


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