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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Tiger aircraft bombs Colombo, 38 wounded

At least two bombs were dropped by Tiger aircraft in Slave Island area where Sri Lanka Air Force Headquarters is situated, according to reports from Colombo. 38 persons, including Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) airmen, were rushed to hospital. Several of the wounded have sustained serious injuries, the sources said. The building of Inland Revenue Department, located in front of the SLAF HQ, was on fire, according to military sources in Colombo. Tension prevails in the city, which is still in dark, an hour after the initial attack. Thousands of tracer bullets were fired from all the corners of the city, including the Katunaykae International Airport.

Meanwhile, sources close to LTTE in Vanni also confirmed the Tamileelam Air Force mission.

Power supply was cut off and anti aircraft fire was reported from several sentry posts in Colombo city Friday night around 9:30 following reports of Tiger aircraft being spotted over Vavuniyaa. Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) fighter jets were flying over the coastal area north of Colombo.

Sri Lankan soldiers were firing tracer bullets using anti aircraft weapons from their sentry posts.

Power cut is also reported in Jaffna.

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