The security forces last night shot down two LTTE aircraft and foiled a desperate LTTE attempt to mount a Kamikaze type attack on the Air Force Headquarters at Slave Island and either Sapugaskanda or the Katunayake Airbase.
Army 500 meters from
The LTTE had kept up artillery fire from the no fire zone as the troops moved towards the northern borders zeroing in on Puthukuduiyirippu town, the sources said.
LTTE plane downed at Katunayake with the pilot
Pix by Nimal Dayaratna
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Two burnt LTTE aircraft
The security forces, on entering Puthukudiiruppu North on Thursday, found the partially burnt remnants of two aircraft believed to have been in the process of being built.