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* Sri Lanka to purchase Mi-17 Helicopters from Russia for UN missions - Ambassador
Sun, Feb 10, 2019, 09:31 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka is conducting negotiations with Russia to purchase a new batch of Russian Mi-17 helicopters, which the country will use in UN peacekeeping mission, according to a report by Russian state news agency, Sputnik.

Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Dayan Jayatilleka has told Sputnik on Sunday that there is a commission that discusses the purchase of Mi-17 helicopters and the country was going to purchase the helicopters for taking part in UN peacekeeping missions.

The ambassador recalled that Mi-17s were on the agenda of a Sri Lankan senior defense officials' visit to Moscow in early September 2018.

While negotiations are underway, no specific document has been signed yet, and the number of helicopters that Sri Lanka is going to purchase has not been defined, Jayatilleka specified.

Sri Lanka has been purchasing Mi-17 helicopters since the early 1990s.

The Mi-17 medium twin-turbine helicopter is manufactured in a variety of forms, including cargo, passenger, search and rescue, flying hospital and firefighting models. Over 100 countries worldwide have purchased Mi-17 helicopters.

 

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