Two LTTE air strips are to be used by Sri Lanka Air Force
Mon, May 25, 2009, 08:15 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
May 25, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) is to use two of the captured LTTE air strips for their activities, SLAF spokesman Wing Commander Janaka Nanayakkara said.
According to the spokesman, they would convert the captured Iranamadu runway east of the A9 road in Kilinochchi into a small air base.
The larger airstrip taken from the LTTE close to Mullaitivu would be developed for the use of Sri Lanka Air Force in the near future.
During the two and half years of military operations in the North, Sri Lanka Army has captured seven air strips used by the LTTE.