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Sri Lanka to set up independent aircraft accident investigation bureau
28 July 2016

The Sri Lankan Cabinet granted approval to set up an independent aircraft accident investigation board.

In a meeting on July 26, the Sri Lankan Cabinet approved the proposal of the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation to draft legislations to establish the Independent Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau. The objective of the Bureau will be to improve the aviation safety, prevent possible accidents in the future, and to make recommendations for the improvement of aviation services by identifying factors for such incidents.

According to the Civil Aviation Act No. 14 of 2010 the power to investigate aircraft accidents is currently lies with the Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation Unit of the Sri Lankan Civil Aviation Authority.