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SLAF on High Alert with Helicopters Ready for Weather Emergencies

May 25, Colombo (LNW): The Sri Lanka Air Force has announced that three helicopters are on standby to respond to emergencies caused by adverse weather conditions. Air Force Media Spokesperson Group Captain Dushan Wijesinghe informed the Daily News that rescue teams are ready to respond immediately upon receiving information about emergencies. These teams will quickly reach any affected areas, deploying helicopters for rescue operations as necessary.

The helicopters, which include two Bell 212s and an Mi-17, are stationed at the Katunayake, Ratmalana, and Hingurakgoda Air Force Bases. Group Captain Wijesinghe emphasized that the Air Force is prepared to act on notifications from the Disaster Management Center to ensure prompt emergency evacuations and rescue operations.

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