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US donates equipment worth 6 million dollars to Air Force

Aug 24, 2010 6:39:10 AM - itnnews.lk

The United States has donated equipment worth 6 million US dollars to the Air Force to enhance the island’s maritime security.

At a ceremony held at Ratmalana Air Base, Valerie Fowler, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy and Major General Darryll Wong, Chief of Staff and Commander of the Hawaii Air National Guard made the donation to Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke. This hardware, including data links for two Beech-raft 200 aircraft, enables real time imagery that has assisted Sri Lanka in providing humanitarian assistance and responding to natural disasters such as floods. The equipment also assists the security forces in ensuring the safety and security of Sri Lanka’s territorial waters.