Friday, May 29, 2009

Sri Lanka denies Pakistani pilots flew its planes

Air Marshal Goonetilleke (5th left) stands with the commanders of Sri Lanks’s other security outfits. - Reuters photo

This remark in the Sinhalese language programme ‘Thulawa’ of the state-owned ITN TV is significant in the context of rumours persistently spread by the Tamil Tigers that the Sri Lankan air force was bombing accurately this time only because its planes were flown by Pakistan Air Force pilots. Full text