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* Sri Lanka to decide venue for Chinese aircraft maintenance center after feasibility study
Sat, Jul 26, 2014, 12:08 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka has not yet decided the venue for the aircraft maintenance center that was proposed to be established to maintain Chinese aircraft belonging to the Air Force.

Military spokesman of Sri Lanka Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya at a media briefing yesterday said that the venue of the aircraft maintenance center had not been decided.

He expressed these views in response to a question raised by the Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe in parliament regarding the aircraft maintenance center.

The Opposition Leader questioned whether the aircraft maintenance center is to be set up in Trincomalee port city.

Brigadier Wanigasuriya said the venue of the maintenance center would be decided after a feasibility study.

SLAF media spokesman Wing Commander Gihan Seneviratne earlier said that Air Force has a large fleet of Chinese aircraft and a large amount has to be paid to China for their maintenance.

He pointed out that the SLAF has to take the entire plane or parts of it to China for repair bearing high costs.

The proposed center is expected to get the services of Air Force engineers with the knowledge of Chinese aircraft maintenance experts.

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