Monday, 02 December 2013 - 19:34
Confession from LTTE member regarding plan to capture Jaffna
Chief suspect in the attack on the Anuradhapura Air Base Rasawallan Thaboruban alias Kugan has stated that the LTTE had plans to capture Jaffna in 2005.
Providing a Special High Court in Anuradhapura with a written confession, he had stated that the LTTE had fired approximately 100 rounds of artillery into Jaffna based on communications provided by him.
In his confession, Thaboruban has also stated that the plan to attack the Anuradhapura Air Base was made in the LTTE base in Wishwamadu in 2007.
The suspect said that after he reached the Sea Tiger camp in Mannar the LTTE carders arrived at Air Force camp in Anuradhapura dressed in green army uniforms.
Ten stationary aircraft at the Anuradhapura Air Force camp were destroyed in the air and ground assault launched by the LTTE on the 22nd of September in 2007.
Fourteen security forces personnel were also killed in the attack.
Suspect Thaboruban was remanded until the 11th of this month when he was produced before the Special High Court in Anuradhapura today.