US donates equipment to Air Force

(August 25, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The United States (US) has donated Rs. 674 Million to the Air Force to enhance maritime security that will help to ensure safety and security of Sri Lanka’s territorial waters.

The hardware includes data links for two Beechcraft 200 aircraft that will enable the Air Force to respond to natural disasters such as floods, etc, the US Embassy in Colombo announced today.

It added that the US supports Sri Lanka’s efforts to combat human trafficking, piracy, narcotics smuggling and other transnational crime.