LTTE releases names of Black Tigers in airbase raid

[TamilNet, Monday, 22 October 2007, 19:15 GMT]
Liberation Tigers Monday night released the details of Black Tiger commandos who took part in the raid on Anuradhapura air base. Two Lieutenant Colonels, six Majors, 12 Captains and one Lieutenant rank Black Tiger members have taken part in the operation. A Lieutenant Colonel who led an attack team was from Trincomalee, two of the members, a Major and a Captain were from Batticaloa, one from Mullaiththeevu, one from Mannaar, three from Ki'linochchi and eleven members from Jaffna which has been under the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) control since 1995. Three Captains were female Black Tigers.

Black Tiger attack team with LTTE leader
21-member Black Tiger elite commandos with LTTE leader V. Pirapaharan, before embarking on their mission towards Anuradhapura [Photo: LTTE]


The Tigers released the names of the commandos who took part in the biggest Black Tiger operation:

  1. Lt. Col. Veeman (K. Pratheepan) from Trincomalee
  2. Lt. Col. Ilangko (R. Paheerathan) from Jaffna
  3. Major Mathivathanan (B. Thayaaseelan) from Jaffna (posthumously promoted to Lt. Col. rank)
  4. Captain Tharmini (K. Nirmala) from Ki'linochchi
  5. Captain Puradchi (S. Thanushan) from Jaffna
  6. Major Supan (K. Jeevakanthan) from Jaffna
  7. Major Ilampuli (T. Kalairaj) from Jaffna
  8. Major Kaavalan (S. Saththiyan) from Ki'linochchi
  9. Captain Karuveanthan (M. Satheeskumaar) from Ki'linochchi
  10. Captain Pukazhmani (T. Puvaneasvaran) from Jaffna
  11. Captain Eezhaththeavan (T. Moasikaran) from Jaffna
  12. Major Ezhilinpan (V. Pirapaharan) from Jaffna
  13. Captain Pulimannan (K. Nanthakumar) from Jaffna
  14. Captain Anpukkathir (V. Thileepkumar) from Mullaiththeevu
  15. Captain Subesan (N. Maharaj) from Mannaar
  16. Captain Senthooran (K. Thinesh) from Jaffna
  17. Lt. Arun (P. Thivaakaran) from Jaffna
  18. Captain Panchaseelan (S.Kajendran) from Batticaloa
  19. Major Kanikkeethan (R. Kandasamy) from Batticaloa
  20. Captain Eezhappiriya (K. Keethanchali) from Jaffna
  21. Cpatain Arivumalar (S. Uthaya) from Jaffna


Black Tigers in airbase raid
Lt. Col. Veeman
Black Tigers in airbase raid
Lt. Col. Ilangko


Black Tigers in airbase raid
Major Ezhilinpan
Black Tigers in airbase raid
Major Ilampuli


Black Tigers in airbase raid
Captain Eezhaththeavan
Black Tigers in airbase raid
Captain Eezhappiriya


Black Tigers in airbase raid
Captain Arivumalar
Black Tigers in airbase raid
Captain Anpukkathir


Black Tigers in airbase raid
Major Kaavalan
Black Tigers in airbase raid
Captain Karuveanthan


Black Tigers in airbase raid
Major Supan
Black Tigers in airbase raid
Captain Pukazhmani


Black Tigers in airbase raid
Captain Subesan
Black Tigers in airbase raid
Lt. Arun


Black Tigers in airbase raid
Major Mathivathanan, posthumously promoted to Lt. Col. rank.
Black Tigers in airbase raid
Major Kanikkeethan


Black Tigers in airbase raid
Captain Senthooran
Black Tigers in airbase raid
Captain Puradchi


Black Tigers in airbase raid
Captain Thirumaka'l
Black Tigers in airbase raid
Captain Pancheelan


Black Tigers in airbase raid
Captain Pulimannan


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