Sri Lanka bans drones, unmanned aircraft

Sri Lanka bans drones, unmanned aircraft

Colombo: Sri Lanka has banned the use of drones and unmanned aircraft following the massive Easter Sunday bombings that killed over 350 people and injured more than 500 in the country’s worst terror attack.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said that the ban will be in effect until further notice.
The use of drones and unmanned aircraft has been temporarily banned within the Sri Lankan airspace, Colombo Gazette reported.
The CAA said that it was taking the measure “in view of the existing security situation in the country.”
Meanwhile, authorities continued their search operations with the help of army and arrested many suspects overnight.
So far, over 75 people have been arrested in connection with the country’s deadliest attack.
Nine suicide bombers, believed to be the members of a local Islamist extremist group National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels.