Sri Lanka Air Force has shot down one of the aircraft belonged to LTTE terrorists this morning (Sept 9).
Air Force spokesperson Wing Commander Janaka Nanayakkara speaking to defence.lk said, the aircraft has been shot down in the Mualaithiuvu skies while running away following a failed mission.
He said Air Defence Radars have picked up two LTTE light aircraft while they were approaching to the Vavuniya area around 4 AM. Then the fighter jets launched from Katunayake airbase, have intercepted the terror aircraft and destroyed one of them, he added.
Speaking further he said , the aim of LTTE in this air mission was to target the Vavuniya airbase. However, the terrorists have failed to deliver their bombs on the target , he added.
Meanwhile, Military spokesperson Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said the terrorists have launched coordinated artillery attack at the Forward Defence of Vavuniya to support the attempted aerial mission. Troops have retaliated with heavy artillery and brought the situation under control, he added.
LTTE believed to have suffered heavy losses when Air Force carried out spoiling attacks at LTTE reserves in Kilinochchi during last couple of days. In a series of air raids, Air Force targeted number of terror marshalling points causing a severe damage to the enemy fighting capability.
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