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SLAF Assists in Dousing Fire at Seeduwa Close to Katunayake Expressway

Local News: Responding to a request by the Disaster Management Centre, the SLAF deployed a Bell 212 Helicopter with a 950 ltr Bambi Bucket from SLAF Ratmalana to assist in the fighting of a sudden fire that had started at the Seeduwa Urban Council Garbage Dump close to the Katunayake Expressway.

The Bell 212 Helicopter of the No 4 Squadron was utilized immediately to carry-out the Bambi Bucket Operation. The helicopter was captained by Wing Commander Susantha Alahakoon and co- piloted by Flight Lieutenant Nirmal Perera.

The Helicopter carried out 22 Bambi operations before returning back to Base.

SLAF Assists in Dousing Fire at Seeduwa Close to Katunayake Expressway

SLAF’s Bell 212 Helicopter