At least five people, including three soldiers, were injured and hospitalized in the incident, and the Sri Lanka air force launched retaliatory strikes against rebel targets in the northern Wanni region.The attacks occurred as many people were awake, watching Sri Lanka’s cricket team play Australia in the World Cup final on television.
The incoming rebel aircraft were first reported by a detachment at Palavi, about 110 kilometers (68 miles) north of the main air base at Katunayake, the air force said. The report prompted a total blackout in Colombo — the second in a week.
Anti-aircraft fire was directed at the sky in several places, including the southern town of Ratmalana, where a military air base is located, and at the Katunayakeanti air base, near the Colombo International Airport.
The incident was the third in a week.
Fears of an air attack triggered a blackout in Colombo on Thursday and forced its international airport to temporarily shut down.These attacks willnever stop….
Is LTTE thinking that the inhabitants will support their goal????
5 ppl injured again.. We read this and go on with our lives….But those families…their lives changed …….hmmmmmmmmmm..
What did they do wrong????