7:56 PM

SLAF raided LTTE suicide training base


Sri Lanka Air Force supersonic fighter jets raided an LTTE suicide training facility located at Puthukkudiyiruppu in the Mullaittivu area this evening, January 31.

The air sorties were carried out at 5.10 p.m and the targeted LTTE base was located in a jungle patch at Kaivelikulam, 4Km northwest of Puthukkudiyiruppu in Mullaittivu.

The Air Force spokesperson Wing Commander Andy Wijesooriya said that the targeted LTTE base was identified as a specialized training facility which provides training for the LTTE's suicide cadres. The target was achieved on information gathered through the intelligence sources and air surveillances conducted for a long period of time, spokesperson further said.