With the war against the LTTE spearheaded by the
army coming to an end, the armed forces had discussed some of the
operations undertaken by them, ranging from raids conducted by LRRP
(Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols) deep inside enemy-held territory,
to bloody ground assaults in the Vanni theatre.
In brief interviews with The Island, Commanding Officers of SLAF Jet Squadrons, Group Captain Sajeewa Hendawitharane (MiGs/No 12), Wing Commander Sampath Wickremeratne (F7s /No 5) and Wing Commander Shehan Fernando (Kfirs/No 10) said that ...
The SLAF displayed all its assets at
the Katunayake air base last Thursday (June 11) following the
conclusion of operations against the LTTE. Our photographer Nimal
Dayaratne captured an SLAF jet fighter and all types of ammunition
launched by the aircraft.
Govt. insists P’karan
killed in mangrove swamp
Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa dismissed a statement attributed to UTHR (University Teachers for Human Rights) that the army captured LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran and tortured him before being killed.