Sri Lanka jets bomb Tiger territory: rebels

Chief Regulatory Officer at CSE Renuke Wijayawardhane presenting the listing certificate to Executive Chairperson at Renuka Hotels Shibani Thambiayah

Oct 18, 2006 (AFP) – Sri Lankan war planes bombed Tamil rebel-held territory in the island’s restive east Wednesday, killing a woman and wounding two others, the guerrillas said. The air force had been carrying out tit-for-tat attacks since the guerrillas attempted to assassinate army chief Sarath Fonseka in April. Two Israeli-built Kfir jets attacked the village of Thalaichenai in the district of Batticaloa, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) said in a statement.

The statement came hours after the government accused the Tigers of carrying out a suicide attack against the main naval base in the southern port city of Galle, killing two people and wounding 26.