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Is the TRUTH out there?

April 24, 2007
There was a report by the LTTE and subsiquently all Foreign Media sources picked up on it about an Attack on the Pallaley Air Force Base in Sri Lanka.

This is a snippet on what the LTTE carried out. (I dont like linking to TamilNet, so therefore I’m just going to take a snippet off their site.)

Two attack aircraft of the Liberation Tigers bombed the Sri Lankan military’s main base complex in the Jaffna peninsula in the early hours of Tuesday morning, inflicting heavy damage and casualties, LTTE military spokesman Irasiah Ilanthirayan told TamilNet. Both planes returned safely to base, he said. Meanwhile sources said continuous explosions were heard from inside the High Security Zone for five hours after the air raid, fuelling speculation that a major ammunition dump had been hit.

However the SL Govt, have categoraly denied the statement, and issued their statement, saying it was artillery fire , and that too away from the Pallay Base.

The Sri Lanka Air Force denied the statement of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE) that the Tamil Tiger air planes bombed the Palali air strip by using their propeller driven two fixed winged air craft and called it a complete fabrication. But military sources said by artillery fire six soldiers died at Myladdi , away from Palali air strip.

Reuters carried both version of the story :

This either another blown up set up by the LTTE propaganda machine, to justify the moola rolling in from TRO and other dim-wittted LTTEsympathisers, for their new light aircrafts, reportadley manned by the junior prabha him self.

On the other hand, this might be a cover-up by the local army chaps, in-order to show face despite the serious security lapses being brought to light.

What ever the case, my hind-sight tells me that the Happy-Go-Lucky Islanders (specially in the south) have bigger things to worry about at this moment. No it’s not the increasing price of fuel, and the domino effect on consumer goods, it’s the plight of Sri Lanka at today’s World Cup Semi-Final. 🙂

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Observer permalink
    April 24, 2007 11:19 am

    Well I guess You(Sinhalese)were as usual fed propaganda by your army and defence ministry who are trying to hide their embarassment–because–Sarath Fonseka did say later that the Tigers bombed with aircraft,and the Defence Ministry spokesperson had to eat his words,obfuscate and say that the aircrafts dropped the bomb elsewhere!
    How embarassing even a month after the first bombing the SLAF is unable to counter(or even make an attempt to intercept!)for a second time.

  2. Chaar~Max permalink
    April 25, 2007 6:21 am

    Pot calling the Kettle black eh Observer? he he..

  3. Mr. Evil permalink
    April 25, 2007 8:34 am

    You know the number of ambulances that we on the street that day were amazing.. one after the other.. Sometimes the only truth that we cn find is in the military video library. That is of course off limits to us normal people..

  4. observer permalink
    April 25, 2007 9:51 am

    Well chaar, you are presuming I am a Tamil which I am not.
    I was just trying to comment on the horrible Ostrich-like attitude of your Military–ignore defeats and you have won!
    Somehow your country’s opposing fighters remind me of the Arabs and Israelis.Why?

  5. poojitha permalink
    May 23, 2007 12:30 pm

    nice blog,visit me some times ,perhaps we should share links

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