The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has received a complain that a private company has used a helicopter to airdrop packets of tea yesterday in the Pannipitiya area of Western Province frightening the residents.Meanwhile, the National Movement for Consumer Right’s Protection (NMCRP) yesterday complained to the CAA in writing with regard to this incident where a company had carried out a sales promotion campaign risking the lives of people.
NMCRP Chairman Ranjith Vithanage said the company had airdropped its products using a helicopter in Pannipitiya though the CAA had only permitted this company to distribute leaflets. It is illegal to distribute food items in such a manner. It can cause harm to the people and the environment.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has said it will investigate an incident