Inland Sea Tiger base pounded
KILINOCHCHI: Air Force fighter jets pounded an LTTE inland Sea Tiger
base yesterday morning causing heavy damage to Tigers in Kiranchi, west
of Kilinochchi, Air Force spokesman Wing Commander Andrew Wijesuriya
"The target was precisely taken by pilots based on information from
ground intelligence sources and air surveillance," Wing Commander
"The LTTE was using the inland Sea Tiger base to plan and carry out
their activities against the Security Forces," he added.
The pilot confirmed the target was destroyed and caused heavy damage
to Tiger cadres.
Meanwhile, a naval foot patrol averted a major disaster by recovering
20kg of C4 explosives in Kerawalapitiya along the Colombo-Katunayake
road on Thursday night, a senior Navy official said.
The explosives were hidden under sand and piled at a construction
site along the Colombo-Katunayake road.
"The recovery was made by the naval foot patrol on Thursday round
10.15 pm," he added. He said the area is highly sensitive as gas tanks
and oil refineries were situated. "A major disaster and mayhem was
averted by recovering the 20kg of C4 explosives," he added. The naval
patrol unearthed 20kg of C4 explosives in 20 packets containing 1 kg in
each packets, 23 detonators and two belts.