The new regiment, equipped with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) – commonly known as drones was established under the auspices of Army commander - Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva.
The Army Commander said the new regiment will be tasked with ground surveillance to observe any potential disasters that may occur in the island and also for security purposes.
He also expressed his appreciation to the Sri Lanka Air Force for assistance provided to the Army for ground surveillance during the conflict.
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