Tigers confirm Air wing
[TamilNet, Friday, 27 November 1998, 15:55 GMT]
The Voice of Tigers (VoT) radio said in its night broadcast today that aircraft of the Air Tigers sprinkled flowers on the LTTE's Heroes' memorials in the Vanni this evening during the Maaveerar day ceremonies.
The radio did not specify the number of aircraft which flew today or whether they were helicopters or fixed wing planes.
The announcement comes after weeks of speculation that the Liberation Tigers had established an air wing, following press reports that unidentified aircraft had been spotted in the Vanni.
Despite denials by the Sri Lankan Deputy Defence Minister that the reports were untrue, defence analysts said there was credible evidence that the Tigers were in possession of at least one aircraft.