‘Sri Lanka to protest US intrusion of airspace’

Last Updated: Sunday, August 7, 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 7, 2011 - 15:46

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