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Monday, 30 April 2007 - 9:55 PM SL Time
people who had Travel to colombo knows that it is terrifing to see soldiers with gun sit in a bunkers beside the runway.
As and when LTTE planes take off these guys will shoot at them:)
last time a foreign pasenger sat next to me said its terrifing these guys mayfall sleep and when the craft took off or land they may accidently shoot the crafts.
i let you guys guess my answer to her.
anyhow, there are over 30,000 troops had deserted the army acording to Defence analyst. and they are deserting in hundreds everyday.
goverment find it difficult to keep them.
now the LTTE`s small plane had droped couple of sorties.any plane noice these guys makes fireworks.
one residents live near Kattunayeka said he didnt watch cricket when he saw the fireworks he hought it was Srilanka won the world cup.
yesterday frces shot the sky and the pilot flying a commercial airline nearly died of heart attack and then he came down and complained to his bosses and he may sue his employer acording to some experts.
because of the hardship he went through.
now many airlines have decided to end service ,
many pilots are refusing to fly the planes there.
singapore air line said it would cut its service to day time only.
because at least the forces can see the large planes.
emirate actively looking to acomodate their fleet to some other country.
nearly all holiday makers have cancelled their holidays.
SINGAPORE, April 30 (Reuters) - Singapore Airlines said on Monday that following a security review it has decided to fly to and from the Sri Lankan capital only during daylight.
The announcement came a day after the Colombo airport was briefly closed after a Tamil Tigers rebel air raid on fuel facilities near the city.
Singapore Airlines, the world`s biggest airline by stock market value, said all services to and from Colombo are under `security review`.
The airline declined to reveal further details.
Sri Lankan Tamil Tiger rebel planes bombed two oil facilities near Colombo on Sunday, causing minor damage and tripping air defences, the Sri Lankan air force said.
Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. and Emirates have also suspended flights to and from Colombo, the only international airport in Sri Lanka.
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|30 Apr 2007 15:00:59 GMT Report for Abuse
|Ajan you should join tamilnet as a staff writer - your writings are worthy of that site.
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|30 Apr 2007 15:11:48 GMT Report for Abuse
|Ri Lanka flights grounded by rebel air strikes - airline officials
Published : Mon, 30 Apr 2007 13:25
By : Agencies
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COLOMBO (XFN-ASIA) - Three international airlines have stopped or altered flights to Sri Lanka following air raids by the Tamil Tigers near the international airport, airline officials said.
Hong Kong's flag carrier Cathay Pacific said it had suspended all flights to the island in the wake of yesterday's pre-dawn air strike by the Tamil Tigers, who used light aircraft to bomb two fuel depots near Colombo.
Singapore Airlines said it will only fly into Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) - which shares a runway with the Sri Lankan air force - during daylight hours.
'As a security precaution with regards to the extenuating circumstances in Colombo, we have rescheduled our flight departure and arrival times,' a Singapore Airlines official told Agence France-Presse.
'It will be a day time flight instead of a night flight.'
Dubai's Emirates airline, which briefly suspended flights to Colombo in the wake of the attack, said it had taken the same decision to only offer daytime services.
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|1 May 2007 12:40:54 GMT Report for Abuse
|That makes perfect sense - any planes flying around at night can only therefore be a tiger tin plane so chances are it will be shot at - however the planes the SLAF have are not supposed to engage such slow moving planes - something else other migs etc will have to be used esp at night.