1:07 PM

Was Prabakaran at bombed location?


The Air Force says there was strong speculation that LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabakaran was at the location in Killinochchi which came under an air raid this morning. Air Force Spokesperson Wing Commander Andi Wijesoriya said “we heard about this and are awaiting confirmation.”


12:56 PM

SLAF fighters raid LTTE


SLAF fighter jets raided a strategically important LTTE base this morning (January 23) during low diving missions conducted East of Iranamadu Tank at Kalamadukulam in Kilinochhci, at 11.15 a.m.

According to Air Force Spokesperson Wing Commander Andi Wijesoriya, the air sorties were carried out with pinpoint accuracy on information obtained through real-time air surveillance and ground reconnaissance.

The target identified as X-Ray base was located in a thick jungle patch in LTTE's claimed 'high military zone' and 'Intel' reports confirm it to be the hub of LTTE activities in Kilinochchi, the sources said.

The sources also revealed that it has been a regular visiting site of a high profile LTTE terrorist.

Earlier, LTTE's political mouth piece Thamilchevan was also killed in a similar pinpoint air strike on 02nd November, 2007.

The SL Defence Secretary Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa earlier stated during a press interview following the killing of Thamilchelvan that, security forces would continue to take on the LTTE leadership as their whereabouts were no secret to the intelligence services.