President Rajapaksa visits the Kfir crash site
Onlanka News – By Janaka Alahapperuma
(Pix by: Chandana Perera)
President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited the location where the two Kfir fighter jets of the Sri Lanka Air Force crashed this morning on 01 March. He inspected the crash site in Weeragula, Gampaha on his way to Colombo after concluding scheduled programmes in Anuradhapura. The President also spoke with residents in the area who witnessed the crash.
Two Israeli built Kfir fighter jets on fly pass rehearsals for the Sri Lanka Air Force 60th anniversary Air Show have collided with each other and crashed near Warana in Gampaha, 40 kilometers northwards from the city of Colombo.
One of the pilots, Squadron Leader Vajira Jayakody had survived while Flight Lieutenant Monath Perera has died from the crash. Other casualties from the accident are still unknown and two fighter jets were completely damaged by the collision, Air Force spokesman said.
However special investigation into the accident is now underway. There is no report of damages to civilians by the accidents.
Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama and other high ranking officials from the Police and Air Force were also present.
Celebrations of the 60th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Air Force are to begin as scheduled from tomorrow 02 March and carry on until 10 March at the Ratmalana Air Force Base.
A more apt tiltle for this news story will be: PRESIDENT R VISITS SELF-DESTROYED WEAPONS OF MASS GENOCIDE
The LLRC nust witness and record the destruction of SL’s Weapons of Mass Genocide as it will assist in upcomimg ICC trials. President Sadam Hussein refusal to exhibit or destroy wepaons of mass destruction eventually led to his downfall.
Sri Lanka is doing well by unilaterally destroying its Weapons of Mass Genocide thus avoiding forced destruction.
Demala Chelvan and similar tamil terrorist supporters who pretend to be innocent and non-racist here, it is time to party!
Manju, You are welcome to join the party. Every dog has its day.
Yes you all may celibarate it b4 going 2 the Hell..!
Terrorism should be eradicated from this world no matter at what cost. Every person who supports terrorism will someday pay the cost in some way. And every animal who sees only one side of the story will never speak the truth nor accept the truth. And who ever who replies to this with some filth would be considered as a licentious animal born in vain!
DC and GDG cannot hide their glee that 2 kfir planes collided in midair while practising for the 60th anniversary airdisplay. These accidents happen even in the West. It is unfortunate wherever it happens.
Our deep condolences to the relatives of the pilots! I hope no one on the ground got killed.
It is a loss for the SLAF in man and material. But let us grin and bear it. This may not be the last time either. This is a risk we have to take in defence of our Motherland, in training our young pilots. It is a great risk. Those who die in the service of the Motherland are heroes.
Demala Chelvan said “Manju, You are welcome to join the party. Every dog has its day.”
I knew you were not any better than a dog and you now admits that “you had you day” when SL Air Force pilot has been killed.
Thanks but no thanks I will not join you doggy party. Invite your LTTE murderers for your joy. I guess “roasted human flesh” will be your first preference as the main meal in your doggy party. Enjoy!