Army intelligence sources have revealed that Ramanadapuram LTTE base, which was destroyed in one of the heaviest aerial bombardments of recent times, was used to train LTTE leader's bodyguard units. SLAF was able to make a precision hit on the base complex in the aerial raid which included supersonic Kfir bombers. Secondary explosions could be observed after initial bombing, which indicated that either an explosives storage or a fuel storage too was hit. (View video)
LTTE leader's bodyguards are chosen from veteran LTTE fighters who've soundly proven that 'they can be trusted'. Military intelligence has been aware of the location of the base for a while and was waiting 'for the right time' to go for the kill. LTTE casualties are not yet known.
It was only last week the rebels claimed that they had a 'self activating defence system' installed in Iranamadu area which could shoot down enemy aircraft automatically. They also claimed that they shot down a SLAF MiG27 jet fighter using this system. Ramanadapuram LTTE camp too is located in Iranamadu area.