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Aug 8, 2011 5:08:47 AM - itnnews.lk

The Government is has launched a special investigation into the violation of the country’s airspace by U.S. fighter jets.

 The Sri Lanka Air Force is reported to have identified the U.S. aircraft after they were picked up on the radar screens recently. Local media reports said that at least 10 U.S. fighter jets had intruded into Sri Lanka’s airspace but the intrusion was not believed to have been intentional. Air Force spokesman Group Captain Andrew Wijesuriya has said that the US aircraft were on a training mission and they were in violation of the country’s air space.

The official said the U.S. aircraft were told they were in violation of the country’s airspace and subsequently they changed direction and moved out.