|Major attack in Colombo
Suicide cadre arrested; claymore
Security forces yesterday recovered seven claymore mines along
with ten kilograms of explosives reportedly from the suburbs of
Colombo. A suspected suicide bomber was also taken into custody
by the army on Friday.
A spokesman for the media centre for National Security told The
Nation that the mines and explosives were discovered from the
general area of the Western Province and did not mention the
specific area citing continuing investigations.
It is alleged that the haul of explosives were recovered from
Wellawatte and is suspected to have been brought for a major
attack on a civilian or military target to coincide with the
Heroes Week celebrations.
Meanwhile Sri Lanka Air Force Kfir jets strafed a Black Tiger
Base in Iranamadu imposing heavy damages, around 10 am
Two Kfir bombers flew over Kilinochchi and bombed a location
about 4 km southeast of Kilinochchi dropping more than 8 lethal
cargo, the pro-LTTE website Tamil Net reported.
The Sri Lanka Air Force campaign of aerial bombings continued
for the fifth day as the Tiger held Vanni began to observe a
3-day remembrance celebrations which commenced yesterday, prior
to the Heroes Day tomorrow (November 27).
Meanwhile Habaraduwa Police recovered a sizeable quantity of C –
4 explosives and ball bearings after a female employee of the
Koggala Free Trade Zone (FTZ) observed a suspicious looking
parcel and reported it to police last morning.
The explosives device was deactivated by Army bomb disposal team
from Boossa and Habaraduwa Police is conducting further
During a combined search operation conducted in Vavuniya by the
Special Task Force (STF), Army and Police yesterday, a claymore
mine was recovered along the Vavuniya-Mannar Road.
Two Policemen were injured and admitted to hospital when a route
clearing patrol came under a claymore attack in Puwarasankulam
in Vavuniya, last morning. Four LTTE cadres including an area
leader was killed in Sangamankada, Ampara when STF troops on a
route clearing patrol which came under attack, retaliated
yesterday. A large cache of arms was also recovered and one STF
officer was reported injured.