SLAF helicopter comes under small arms fire
Reports from Amparai say that a Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) helicopter came under small arms fire while it was on its way to transport a visiting delegation from Italy. The Helicopter is said to have made an emergency landing at a military base near by.
However, reliable sources from the same area report that the incident is most likely to have been cooked up in the kitchens of Sri Lanka Intelligence Service in attempt to get sympathy from the visiting foreign delegation.
‘People won’t just randomly shoot at a helicopter with a pistol or a rifle. If it was being targeted it would have been shot with an anti aircraft gun’ said a defence analyst. ‘Obviously someone wanted to make it look like the helicopter was being targeted without it sustaining any real damages’ he added.