Abortive Tiger air raid on Kelanitissa
COLOMBO:The air defence system in Colombo and suburbs was activated
last night and the electricity supply to the city was suspended as a
precautionary measure after a suspected Tiger aircraft dropped two bombs
targeting the Kelanitissa power station.
According to Army spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara the blast
caused a minor fire at the power station. Firefighters have managed to
douse the fire. The electricity generation capacity will not be
affected, CEB sources said.
No injuries were reported at Kelanitissa. Prior to this incident, an
LTTE light aircraft dropped three bombs on the Mannar Army headquarters
Brigadier Nanayakkara said no damage was caused to the camp or any
other military logistics facility in the area due to this attack.