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Home > Tamil Eelam Struggle for Freedom > Tamil Armed Resistance & the Law > Reports on Armed Conflict in Tamil Eelam > Black Air Tiger attack on Colombo's Air Force HQ, Air Base
REPORTS ON ARMED CONFLICT IN TAMIL EELAM
The LTTE Friday claimed two aircraft of Black Air Tiger mission diving into Sri
Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Headquarters in Colombo and into the SLAF base at
Katunayaka, carrying out successful air raids. The Tigers also released
photograph of the two Black Air Tigers, Col. Roopan and Lt. Col. Siriththiran
with LTTE leader Velupillai Pirapaharan before embarking on their mission.
47 persons, including Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) airmen, were rushed to hospital
from Slave Island. Several of the wounded have sustained serious injuries, the
sources said. Two of them succumbed to their injuries. At least 6 persons were
wounded inside Katunayake airbase. Two of the aircrafts have come down on their
targets, according to available details from Colombo.
The building of Inland Revenue Department, located in front of the SLAF HQ, was
on fire following the attack, according to military sources in Colombo. Tension
prevailed in the city, which was in dark for more than an hour. Thousands of
tracer bullets were fired from all the corners of the city, including the
Katunaykae International Airport.