LTTE air strike in Mannar and Colombo: Military
2008-10-28 23:26:13

An LTTE aircraft has dropped three bombs on the Thaladi army camp in Mannar and anothr two at the Kelanitissa power station shortwhile ago, military spokesman Brig. Udaya Nanayakkara said.

He said details of the damages were not knwon immediately.

But, the Defence Ministry in a statement released later said no damages had been caused to the premises.

As a precaution lights in some areas in Colombo were switched off, but within an hour power supplies to all areas were restored.

Journalists outside the power station awaiting security clearance to enter the premises said they did not notice any major fire and on any damages caused.

However they said that they could confirm whether any damages had been caused to any of the machines.

Residents in Wattala said they observed a low flying air craft and thereafter a loud sound of an explosion.

The air defence system was activated and the night skys were lit up, but there were no reports of any damage caused to the LTTE aircraft.

The Defence ministry said at Thaladi, at around 10.20p.m., three bombs were reported dropped from LTTE air craft , but no major damages were caused due to the explosions.

Meanwhile the pro-LTTE Tamilnet website said that according to reports from Wanni, Air force fighter jets were seen over Kilinochchi town, Visuvamadu, Iranamadu and Murasumoaddai areas between 11:00 and 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, soon after the air raids by the LTTE.

The SLAF aircrafts were using para lights in their search mission over Wanni.

Residents in the north said that they had observed two air crafts returning after the attacks and seen them flying towards Mannar..

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