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Decision to be made on purchase of fighter jets for SL Air Force


Secretary of Defence, Karunasena Hettiarachchi says, studies are being conducted to determine whether the Sri Lanka Air Force should purchase fighter jets.

Defence Secretary Hettiarachchi added that a decision on which country to purchase the fighter jets from will also be made.Cabinet approval was granted to purchase eight multi-purpose fighter jets for Sri Lanka Air Force on August 9, 2016.

The Sri Lanka Air Force is currently in the possession of seven Kafir jets. Six of them however are reportedly “not operational”

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