Explosions in Palaly military base, SLAF aircrafts grounded
TamilNet, August 15, 2006 10:43 GMT
Artillery shells from Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam positions continued to hit the Palaly military base with irregular intervals Monday night and Tuesday morning, civilian sources in Valikamam said. Civilians who heard the sound of an aircraft circling above the Palaly airbase Tuesday around 6:00 a.m., said there were no indications of the aircraft landing, as shells began hitting the base simultaneously.
A military source confirmed that SLAF helicopters were heavily deployed during the night, but refused to comment on the SLAF attempt to land any airplane.