Fact sheet on LTTE air raidsApril 27th, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by admin
Colombo, April 27 (IANS) Sunday’s air strike by Tamil Tigers is the fifth such attack since March 2007: March 25, 2007: LTTE light wing planes bomb the Katunayake air force base close to Sri Lanka’s only international airport - the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). Three airmen were killed and many wounded.
April 24: LTTE planes drop a couple of bombs on a military installation at Mayiliddy, in the Palaly military base in Jaffna peninsula, leaving six soldiers dead and damaging abandoned buildings in the vicinity.
April 29: When Sri Lanka and Australia played the cricket World Cup final in the West Indies, LTTE aircraft carried out pre-dawn raids on economic locations, causing extensive damage to a gas station and an oil station near Colombo.
Oct 22: LTTE suicide guerrillas carried out a commando-style attack on a Sri Lankan Air Force base in the northcentral district of Anuradhapura. LTTE planes used the occasion to bomb the base.
April 27, 2008: Two light aircraft of the LTTE bombed Sri Lankan military positions at Weli-Oya, 280 km northeast of Colombo.
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