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    Deceased Air Force officer promoted

    May 28, 2017

    The Commander of the Air Force posthumously promoted late Flight Sergeant YMS Yaparathna, the fire fighter who succumbed to his injuries at the Karapitiya hospital where he was admitted to after he sustained a fall from the helicopter he was suspended from during rescue operations in the Neluwa Area, to the rank of Warrant Officer.


    Warrant Officer Yaparathna was enlisted in the Sri Lanka Air Force on 19th January 2001.


    He has served in SLAF Base Katunayaka, Anuradhapura, and Rathmalana , SLAF Station Colombo, Batticaloa, and  Iranamadu and SLAF Trade Training School as a fire and rescue operator.


    The Funeral will take place on the 29th and will leave the residence at 303/5, Nedagamuwa West, Kotugoda.

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