9:14 AM

SLAF Bombs LTTE transport base

Air force jet aircraft bombed a LTTE transport base 2km south West of Depot Junction, Selvanagar, Killinochchi.SLAF supersonic fighter jets raided an LTTE transport base located at Kilinochchi area this morning, January 25.

According to the Air Force sources, air sorties were conducted at 7.30 a.m and the targeted LTTE base located at 2Km south west of depot junction in Selvanagar, Kilinochchi.

The air raid was launched based on precious information received through intelligence sources and air surveillances conducted for a long period, Air Force spokesperson Wing Commander Andy Wijesooriya further said.

8:39 AM

50 LTTE cadres tracked in india

Police in Tamil Nadu have intensified efforts to track down more than 50 hardcore LTTE cadres from the North who are hiding in southern Tamil Nadu.

The hunt is being undertaken by the Q branch of the Tamil Nadu police, which has already tracked down and arrested 10 LTTEers.

Their biggest catch is Thambidurai Padmanabhan, a member of the LTTE's intelligence wing arrested last week in Chennai. Police believe that other Tiger cadres are working with him to carry out attacks in India and Sri Lanka, including those targeting Minister Douglas Devananda and the EPRLF's Vartharajah Perumal.

Surveillance has been increased at Chennai airport and coastal districts for the LTTE suspects. Detectives are monitoring flights to Colombo, Paris, London and Frankfurt. Q branch personnel are manning immigration counters with the names of nearly 50 Sri Lankan Tamils.