Turbines damaged in TAF airstrike on power plant, one killed

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 29 October 2008, 05:45 GMT]
A turbine operator of the Kelanitissa power plant was killed due to the impact of the explosion and two turbines and air coolers sustained damage when Tamileealm Air Force (TAF), the air wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) attacked the powerplant Tuesday night, according to the sources in Colombo. The air-strike was carried out on the target in Colombo, after attacking the Tha'l'laadi garrison of the Sri Lankan forces in Mannaar, inflicting heavy damage to the Tha'l'laadi base, which functions as the rear station for the Sri Lankan military operation on Vanni from the Mannaar front.

The victim who succumbed to the impact of the explosion was identified as 52-year-old Ranjith Edward Wijesuriya.

Last time, when Tigers carried out a joint attack on Sri Lankan forces Vanni Headquarters (Vanni SF-HQ), the Sri Lankan forces claimed that they had shot down an aircraft of the Tigers. But, the Tigers had said their aircrafts safely landed after the Vavuniyaa operation.

This time, the TAF bombers have carried out a long-range bombing mission, carrying out bombardments on two targets.

Tiger airstrike in Colombo
Kelanitissa powerplant damaged in the Tiger airstrike


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