Prabhakaran injured in air attack
Acting on reliable intelligence, the Air Force carried
out a successful air strike targeting the leader of the LTTE, Velupillai
Prabhakaran on 26th November 2007. Intelligence sources confirmed that
Velupillai Prabhakaran had sustained injuries in the air strikes carried
out by four attack aircraft of the Sri Lanka Air Force on a bunker
complex in Jayanthinagar, Kilinochchi around 5.25 p.m. on 26th November
2007. Intelligence had confirmed that the bunker complex was frequented
by the LTTE leader, Velupillai Prabhakaran.
Attack aircraft of the Air Force carried out another
air strike on the same target on 28th November 2007. The Air Force
confirms that the target was successfully destroyed amidst heavy LTTE
ground to air fire towards the Sri Lanka Air Force aircraft. Subsequent
to the attack, the Air Force monitored movements around the target
trying to clear the debris.
Though the Air Force believed that Velupillai
Prabhakaran had been hit in this attack, non availability of ground
information to confirm such at that time prevented the Government from
releasing this information to the media.
Courtesy : MCNS