Sri Lanka’s Air Force would assist the country’s fisheries officials in surveillance of the frequent straying by Sri Lankan and Indian fishermen on to each other’s waters, its new chief said on Saturday.

“The Air Force will assist local fisheries ministry in this connection,” said Air Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke.

The Air Force would undertake more civil construction projects in the government’s reconstruction of the infrastructure since the end to the ethnic war in 2009, he said.