LTTE leader decorates Tiger airmen, heroes of Vavuniyaa mission
[TamilNet, Saturday, 01 November 2008, 02:30 GMT]
Velupillai Pirapaharan, the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE), on Friday conferred Awards of Valour for Tiger commandos who excelled in their performance in the LTTE operation against the Sri Lankan Forces Vanni Headquarters (Vanni SF HQ) and the Tamileelam Air Force pilots and operators who took part in consecutive and successful flight operations of attack against the targets in the South and the bases of the Sri Lankan armed forces.
Mr. Pirapaharan awards a TAF airman [Photo: LTTE]
The LTTE's TAF airmen who carried out five consecutive successful mission on Sri Lankan targets received the Blue Tiger Award (Neelap Puli Viruthu).
The Air Tiger pilots who had participated in three consecutive successful air attacks received the Warriors Award of Tamil Eelam (Thamizheezha Ma'ravar Viruthu) from Mr. Pirapaharan.
Kiddu artillery formation received special awards for their performance on the joint operation against the Sri Lankan Vanni SF HQ on September 09.
Several commanders of the LTTE and senior officials took part in the event, at an undisclosed venue in Vanni, where the LTTE leaders and commanders paid homage to the Black Tiger Commandos who laid down their lives on the offensive operation on Vanni headquarters of the Sri Lankan military in Vavuniyaa.
LTTE leader with Tiger commanders and officials, paying homage to the fallen Black Tigers on the attack on Sri Lankan Vanni SF HQ. [Photo: LTTE]
LTTE leader paying homage to fallen Black Tiger commandos on Vavuniyaa mission. [Photo: LTTE]