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LTTE: First Black Air Tiger attack.

LTTE leader Velupillai Pirapaharan with Tamileelam Air Force (TAF) Black Tiger pilots Col. Rooban and Lt. Col. Siriththiran [Photo: LTTE]The LTTE Friday claimed two aircraft of Black Air Tiger mission diving into Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Headquarters in Colombo and into the SLAF base at Katunayaka, carrying out successful air raids. The Tigers also released photograph of the two Black Air Tigers, Col. Roopan and Lt. Col. Siriththiran with LTTE leader Velupillai Pirapaharan before embarking on their mission. Both the Tamileelam Air Force (TAF) pilots have earlier been decorated with Blue Tiger award for having carried out successful air raids on enemy targets, according to a news release issued by the LTTE.

LTTE leader Velupillai Pirapaharan with Tamileelam Air Force (TAF) Black Tiger pilots Col. Rooban and Lt. Col. Siriththiran [Photo: LTTE]