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KATUNAYAKA AIRFORCE BASE UNDER ATTACK BY LTTE

By Walter Jayawardhana

The Sri Lanka Airforce base at Katunayaka was attacked by combatants came in two light aircraft, unconfirmed reports from Colombo said. For a long time intelligence services knew the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam possessed at least two air craft and they also had three airports in Wanni for the planes to take off.

The semi-official news network of the LTTE reported that the airport came under attack but did not say the attack was launched by the LTTE.

The Tamil Net said it happened at 1.30 p.m. March 26 Monday morning.
The Tamil Net said, “fighting is going inside the air base.”The Police said that loud explosions have been heard from withing the Katunayaka military Air base. Unconfirmed reports said two Air Force helicopters have been damaged in the attack. This is the second attack on Katunayaka air force base by the LTTE and it was attacked by them in July 24 2001.

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March 26, 2007 - Posted by | News

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