black air tigers
The news may send shock waves reeling down the political
and security establishments. Somewhere in the jungles of Wanni,
Tiger guerrillas are training their new breed - Black Air Tigers.
will complement those from the Black Sea Tigers and Black Tigers
- the commando equivalents at sea and on land. The Black Air Tigers,
authoritative reports from Wanni say, are training with LTTE's newly
acquired microlight aircraft. They are known to have at least three
by the training that is being imparted with sand and other models
of target areas, it is clear plans are to be prepared to attack
VIP targets in Colombo. They include political leaders as well as
security forces top brass among others. Black Air Tigers plan not
only to wear suicide vests but also carry quantities of explosives
in a microlight aircraft they plan to crash on a target.
one practice run, a makeshift public event where a political leader
was addressing, was said to be the target. The microlight aircraft
was to zoom into the stage just when the VIP was speaking.
general outside the battlefield
Will Defence Secretary designate, retired Major General
Asoka Jayawardena, be promoted to the rank of a four star General?
is rife that a promotion, which he did not receive whilst serving
in the Army, may come his way before he assumes office on December
next week, Maj. Gen. (retd.) Jayawardena, now Governor of the North-East
Provincial Council is playing host to his fellow colleagues during
meetings in Trincomalee.
former Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) officer told friends last
week he is still awaiting his letter of appointment.