Daily Archives: April 5, 2007
By Walter Jayawardhana
SRI LANKA AIRFORCE SAYS IT BOMBED AND DESTROYED THE HEAD QUARTERS OF SEA TIGERS SETTING FIRE TO FUEL STORAGE
The Ministry of Defence published aerial photos indicating the rising clouds of black smoke which they claimed of a fire that lasted about an hour.
Attack on Sea Tiger HQ – Aerial Photos
But the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam said it was no headquarters the air force pounded with bombs but the bombs fell on White Pigeon, that helps those who have lost their legs in land mine explosions.
But the Ministry of Defense said, “SL Air Force fighter pilots scored another triumph today as they successfully destroyed LTTE’s sea tiger headquarters located at Puthukkudiyiruppu in Mulaithiuvu. A large complex of buildings including a fuel storage, a vehicle maintenance yard and spare parts storage were completely destroyed in an air raid conducted around 1.10p.m. The follow-through reports of the attack indicated that the flame lasted about an hour after the attack.”
Puthukkudiyiruppu, is located about 15 kilometers (nine miles) from the coast, in the northeast of the country.
LTTE spokewoman Navaruban Selvy said, “Fortunately there were no casualties, but the buildings were damaged.” It is customary for the LTTE to claim no casualty after any aerial attack. Selvy also claimed the Sea Tiger Headquarters were about 15 miles away from the place of bombing.
But the Ministry of Defense said, “it has been revealed that the target has been accurately identified through timely ground information received form the reliable sources. Though the target was kept under surveillance since long the confirmation has not been acquired until today. The quick responding time of the air force and the excellent coordination between the intelligence sources are the key success factors behind this operation.”
Sri Lanka’s win by two runs maybe, the most enjoyable game of the entire ICC World Cup 2007
Sri Lanka’s slick professionalism in the field, and Dilhara Fernando’s composure in the final over, earned them a nail biting win over England in Antigua. Though Sri Lanka only compiled a relatively modest 236, England’s middle-order fell away meekly before a thrilling fightback from Paul Nixon and Ravi Bopara dragged down the required total to just 12 from the final over. It was two too many.
Fernando was thrown the ball for the final over, but his second ball was paddled – quite brilliantly – over short fine-leg by Bopara for four. Seven needed from four balls, but Bopara’s crunching drive couldn’t pierce the covers, picking up just two – enough, though, to register his first one-day fifty. A single off the fourth ball; another off the fifth but, with three needed from the final ball, Fernando’s yorker cleaned up Bopara to end a memorable match. More…
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