The Tamil Tigers, pushed back by a major military offensive, showed they still have the strength to hit back with air raids on a military base in the northeast region of Mannar and a power station in Colombo which plunged
The Air Tigers is the air force of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.The Air Tigers were revealed on 2007 when it conducted its first air raid on the Sri Lankan Air Force base. Since then they have conducted four other air raids. The Tamil Tigers are the first and only rebel organization in the world to establish a fully functional air force with an estimated possession of five light aircrafts.
Timeline2007 March: Tamil Tigers launch their first confirmed air raid, hitting a military base next to the international airport.
2007 April : Two international airlines suspend flights to Sri Lanka following another air raid by Tamil Tigers.
2008 Oct : Tamil Tigers launch air raids on a power plant in Colombo and a military base in the northeast.
The Tiger air attacks came as government forces stepped up their own air strikes against the guerrillas inside their de facto mini-state in the north.
The LTTE will continue to strike back even if they are defeated thus the Sri Lankan Government should realise that there is no miltary solution for this conflict and sincerely work towards lasting peace through negotiations with the LTTE. Consessions will have to be made for a long lasting peace.