Tamil Tiger aircraft enter Colombo airspace (Second Lead)

February 20th, 2009 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Colombo, Feb 20 (IANS) Anti-aircraft fire rang out in this Sri Lankan capital Friday night after two Tamil Tiger planes entered the city’s airspace, military officials said.
“Two LTTE aircraft entered Colombo’s airspace. We are checking,” Air Force spokesperson Wing Commander Janaka Nanayakkara told IANS.

Earlier, a high alert was sounded in Colombo following reports that an aircraft belonging to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was flying towards Colombo.

Lights went off in the Sri Lankan capital, creating anxiety and panic.

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