Friday, 20 February 2009
TAF launches last gasp attack on Colombo
Updated @ 18:25 GMT
EFT is glad to report that both Zlins have been downed. No SLAF aircrafts received damage. One Zlin, believed to be on a suicide mission to Temple Trees crashed near the IRD Building. The second one was downed near Katunayake. All of TAF aircrafts are now crashed or destroyed. One was shot down months ago, two were destroyed by the LTTE themselves and two downed today. The fate of the PC-7 is unknown.
Updated @ 18:14 GMT
EFT military correspondent citing unverified sources report that Black Tigers are staging a major nightime counter attack in Puthukuduriyuppu. EFT believes that the Black Tiger attack coupled with the Zlin attack is a diversionary tactic to facilitate the escape of the fat pig and other pot bellied LTTE "leaders".
Updated @ 17:59 GMT
One EFT source speculates that the aircraft that crashed over Puttalam was an SLAF F-7 that was giving chase to the Zlin. The aircraft could have crashed due to mechanical faults. As yet, this is speculation only. EFT team on its own thinks that the crashed aircraft in Puttalam is a Zlin.
Updated @ 17:44 GMT
Unconfirmed reports say that the second Zlin was taken down over the skies near Puttalam, possibly by an F-7 that was engaging it. Other unverified reports say that the second Zlin landed safely in Puthukuduriyuppu.
Two light aircraft of the LTTE air wing (TAF) attempted to bomb the SLAF HQ in Colombo, however the bomb was off target and landed near the Inland Revenue HQ causing minor damages. At least 34 injured civilians were taken to hospital, one is in critical condition. Wing Commander Janaka Nanayakkara of the SLAF just confirmed that one light aircraft - possibly a Zlin - crashed near Katunayake Air Force base. Unconfirmed reports say that a body was recovered from the crash site. SLAF jets are reported to be in pursuit of the other aircraft. EFT suspects that this attack could have been a diversionary tactic to facilitate the escape of the LTTE leader - Velupillai Prabhakaran. Stay tuned for further news.
Posted by Mahen at 17:13