Jan 15, 2018

Pilot takes Jaffna-bound minister to Thalaimannar! Featured

The Air Force had to send one of its helicopters for the return journey of minister Mahinda Amaraweera from Jaffna where attended a Thai Pongal event.

Organizers of the event provided a helicopter to the minister for his trip to Jaffna.

However, the pilot of the helicopter, owned by the private Sakura Airline, did not know Palaly airbase and instead took the minister to Thalaimannar.

Even there, it could not land and had to remain airborne for around 45 minutes.

The AF spokesman said they offered to bring the minister back to Colombo.