Aug 22, 2019

Census to relax drone ban Featured

Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAA) is preparing to conduct an island-wide census on the drones in the country.

The survey would be conducted at District Secretariat level and the number of drones registered with the CAA stands at around 500.

The purpose of this census is to determine if these registered drone are still in the possession of the registered owners.

The unregistered drones could also be registered during this census.

The Ministry of Defence banned the use of drones following the Easter attacks; however, drones were permitted to be used when necessary under the supervision of the Ministry.

The CAA stated that, following the census, it expects to discuss with the Ministry of Defence on the removal of legal restrictions on the use of drones.