King Ravana’s flying machine: CAA to archive literature on Ravana

By Sarah Hannan

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has made an open call to the public to submit any literature or paraphernalia that suggests the existence of flying machines during King Ravana’s reign in ancient Sri Lanka.

Speaking to The Morning, an official attached to the Research and Projects Unit of the CAA said the project was initiated to gather evidence of the existence of such technologies. If sufficient information is gathered, the unit is looking at carrying out further research by visiting the historic sites with the assistance of the Department of Archaeology.

Anyone who is willing to contribute towards this initiative is required to submit copies or original literature or paraphernalia through email to or by contacting the unit on 076-6317110 before 31 July.