Sri Lanka Trincomalee port town bombed

Aug 26, 2008 (LBO) – At least two explosions ripped through the port town of Trincomalee in Eastern Sri Lanka, which is home to a strategically important naval base Tuesday night, residents and the military said. “There had been an explosion in Trincomalee town and we are checking on it,” military spokesman Udaya Nanayakkara said.

A resident reported hearing at least two explosions and anti-aircraft defenses being activated.

Tamil Tiger guerillas who are fighting for separate state are known to posses at least two aircraft which had earlier bombed the Sri Lanka capital Colombo.

Trincomalee has been without electricity supply for days, since a freak cyclone cut power supply to the town.