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Sri Lanka Air Force says no aerial spraying of Coronavirus disinfectant

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka Air Force has no plans to spray disinfectant from the Tuesday night as claimed messages circulated through social media, which was also accompanied by a picture, an official said.

“The message is false. The SLAF will not conduct any such operation,” Group Captain Dushan Wijesinghe, Acting Director of Media said.

“We will not be spraying any disinfectant from aircraft. The picture of the helicopter which is being circulated is an aircraft under Research and Development stages and people have misused it in a false post

The messaged had claimed that at 11.30 pm disinfectant will be sprayed from the air and urged the public to stay indoors and keep all doors and windows closed. (Colombo/24Mar/2020)

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