Sri Lankan Air force to probe debris of helicopter

Sri Lankan Air force has discovered the debris of a helicopter in the seas off Mullaitivu, a stronghold of LTTE, and will probe if the chopper belonged to defence forces.

Colombo: Sri Lankan Air force has discovered the debris of a helicopter in the seas off Mullaitivu, a stronghold of LTTE, and will probe if the chopper belonged to defence forces.

The Naval spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said the debris had been salvaged by a Navy diving team yesterday following an information received on the floating debris.
The Navy however did not confirm if the debris belonged to a helicopter which might have been shot down by the LTTE during their bloody military campaign.

The Tamil tigers had shot down several Air Force helicopters during the 1990`s.
The Navy late last year salvaged the remains of a passenger aircraft shot down by the LTTE in 1998.

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