Director General, Media Centre for National Security, Lakshman Hulugalle said that the successful air strike on Friday, targeting six LTTE terrorists including Tamilselvan, proves that the only aim of the Air Force is to `end the war` and not to launch attacks on the Tamils.
The Air Force directs air strikes at LTTE training camps, weapons dumps, Black Tiger Camps, Sea Tiger bases and in support of ground troops. The air strike on Friday was at a time and place where Thamilselvan was providing the leadership for the LTTE to conduct armed operations.
Thamilselvan, an LTTE military leader advocated the policy and views of Prabhakaran although he spoke on matters regarding peace. Hulugalle said that Thamilselvan who issued statements to the International Community against the Government and the Security Forces was also one who tarnished Sri Lanka`s image.