Monday, April 21, 2008

SLAF destroys 3 LTTE sea tiger boats - Mullaittivu

Sri Lanka Air Force fighter jets bombed at three sea tiger boats in the Alampil area in Mullaittivu this morning, April 21.

The Air Force spokesperson, Wing Commander Andrew Wijesooriya, said that the air sorties were launched around 9.30 am based on information on suspicious LTTE boat movement provided by the Navy units patrolling in the area.

Two heavily armed fast boats located in Alampil beach were destroyed due the bombardment carried out by the SLAF fighters after verifying the navy's information observing dynamic pictures taken through a surveillance aircraft.

Meanwhile, another LTTE fast boat detected off Alampil seas was destroyed by the SLAF fighters during this mission. A huge explosion was also observed following the bombardment, spokesperson further added.

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