3:58 PM

Prabhakaran injured in air attack

Acting on reliable intelligence, the Air Force carried out a successful air strike targeting the leader of the LTTE, Velupillai Prabhakaran on 26th November 2007. Intelligence sources confirmed that Velupillai Prabhakaran had sustained injuries in the air strikes carried out by four attack aircraft of the Sri Lanka Air Force on a bunker complex in Jayanthinagar, Kilinochchi around 5.25 p.m. on 26th November 2007. Intelligence had confirmed that the bunker complex was frequented by the LTTE leader, Velupillai Prabhakaran.

Attack aircraft of the Air Force carried out another air strike on the same target on 28th November 2007. The Air Force confirms that the target was successfully destroyed amidst heavy LTTE ground to air fire towards the Sri Lanka Air Force aircraft. Subsequent to the attack, the Air Force monitored movements around the target trying to clear the debris.

Though the Air Force believed that Velupillai Prabhakaran had been hit in this attack, non availability of ground information to confirm such at that time prevented the Government from releasing this information to the media.

9:23 AM

Accidental mine explosion at Ratmalana

A mine placed outside the perimeter of the Ratmalana air port accidentally exploded this morning but caused no damaged or injuries.

3:23 AM

Trinco Night Mail Train Attacked

LTTE exploded claymore mine targeting the Trincomalee - Colombo mail train, 1 KM away from Kantale railway station , around 8.45 p.m yesterday.According to Military spokesperson explosion had hit the engine of the train causing damages which was plying from Trincomalee to Colombo.

The night mail train usually travels with full of passengers however though the bomb explosion reverberated to more than 5 KM, no passengers were reported to be injured.
Police said the engine of the train had been damaged in the blast and no reported injuries.

3:20 AM

Six LTTE terrorists killed in confrontations - Jaffna

Six LTTE terrorists were killed in two separate pre-emptive attacks launched by the security forces in Jaffna defences this morning, December 18, sources in Jaffna said.An LTTE bunker was destroyed killing 3 LTTE terrorists when the troops confronted with the enemy ahead of the security forces defence line at Nagarakovil in Jaffna.

Meanwhile, 3 LTTE terrorists were killed in another confrontation erupted at Muhamalai in Jaffna around 10.40 this morning, defence sources further added.