Discussions takes place regarding the purchase of MI - 17 Helicopters from Russia


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Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Dayan Jayatilleka told Russian state news agency, Sputnik, that Sri Lanka is conducting negotiations with Russia to purchase Mi-17 helicopters, which will be used for a UN peacekeeping mission.

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

While negotiations are underway, a specific document has not yet been signed.

In addition , the number of helicopters to be purchased has not been made known.

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