Sri Lanka lifts ban on drones


17th January, 2020 08:38:53 printer

Sri Lanka lifts ban on drones

Sri Lanka's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Friday lifted a ban imposed on drones within the island country, local media reports said.

The CAA in a statement said drones can now be operated in conformity of civil aviation regulations.

The CAA suspended the operation of all pilotless aircraft including drones last May, soon after the Easter Sunday terror attacks in April which killed over 250 people.

The CAA had said the ban had been imposed considering the volatile situation in the country after the blasts.