Thursday, October 30, 2008

Task Force 1 captures Nachchikuda

The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) is now in full control of Nachchikuda. Troops from the Task Force 1 (58 division) moved into the village today (30th) evening, after breaching LTTE defenses around the area by yesterday afternoon . Nachchikuda once housed a major LTTE sea tiger base however the guerillas have been moving military hardware further north since the SLA began to gradually surround the area few weeks ago. Small groups of LTTE cadres have also managed to escape, some via sea routes, to the LTTE stronghold of Pooneryn. However a number of remaining cadres did put up a stiff resistance to the SLA advance till the TF1 units stormed their defence line yesterday.

Meanwhile the Sri Lanka Air Force resumed air strikes on LTTE positions after a long silence. The air strikes come in the wake of another LTTE air attack during which the tigers managed to escape unharmed. According to our information no fighter jets were scrambled during the air raid even though two LTTE aircraft were detected on radar before they entered the skies over Colombo. SLAF later deployed bombers to attack possible landing sites of the Zlins however it was too late and tiger aircraft were then untraceable.

Some may argue about the inaccuracy of the Zlins and minimal structural damage caused by the bombs dropped, but had the bombing on Kelanitissa been even slightly more accurate, the destruction would have been catastrophic. By now the Air Force should have understood that its ground based air defence system is ineffective. Although AA fire from ground did prevent the Zlins from reaching the intended target on several occasions, there is no plausible evidence to suggest that an LTTE aircraft was ever harmed by ground based AA fire after the 9 or so air raids. So far the only success the Air Force has had with the Zlins is the aerial interception on the 9th of September.

59 comments:

  1. Pictures from Nachchikuda

    http://www.army.lk/morenews.php?id=17653

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  2. well done SLA!

    PERATAMU YAMU LANKA....

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  3. anyone has a link to a good map of Sri Lanka

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  4. DN-
    Thank you for the latest post.
    Please help me with below if possible.

    "...major LTTE sea tiger base however the guerillas have been moving military hardware further north...
    "

    We do not have guerillas, please use the word terrorists.

    *) Who's responsible for inaccurate AA fire? How can they sort it out?

    *) There is a chance LTTE can do a gas attack to colombo or some major city via those planes? Is colombo ready to handle it?

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  5. This is really getting more than embarrassing. If they hit KAB or the ports, insurance rate hikes could really hurt tourism-based inbound traffic.

    Other before me have suggested radar-guided flak guns (ZSUs?) around key installations. If you recall footage from the first Gulf War, you'll remember how utterly useless unguided flak is, at night!

    The LTTE's pilots have demonstrated a good degree of skill in getting to their target, hitting it and returning. It's ironic that their hard work, dedication, study and sacrifice has been expended a dying cause.

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  6. Manual AA guns operated by men with night vision goggles.

    Why not ?

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  7. Nachchikuda falls. What next? Poonaryn?

    LTTP knew pilots were gone home and sleeping.

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  8. My sugestion is to seperate SLAF into 3 main units. Unit 1 work 8.00am-4.00pm, unit 2 4.00pm 1200 and unit 3, 1200 to 8.00 am with rotation. In this way we can have 24/7 air force. Then atleast there will be pilots to take off immediately when tuk tuk is detected.

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  9. /The Air Force claimed that its jets attacked a secret location used to train LTTE black tigers run by Pottu Amman in Putukudirippu this morning./

    In other words; SLAF got info about a tree which was used by black tigers tree climbing training, gorund used by black tigers for doing exersice and hut used by black tigers to sleep were totaly estroyed. Obviously there were no black tigers or pottu amman when we attacked.

    Our air force is not only a joke but also an insult to SLA and SLN who fight a war 24/7 in the rain in the night. However I appriciate not killing civilians in wanni.

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  10. /*In other words; SLAF got info about a tree which was used by black tigers tree climbing training, gorund used by black tigers for doing exersice and hut used by black tigers to sleep were totaly estroyed. Obviously there were no black tigers or pottu amman when we attacked.

    Our air force is not only a joke but also an insult to SLA and SLN who fight a war 24/7 in the rain in the night. However I appriciate not killing civilians in wanni.
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    come on Ninja .

    why did you forget Tamil Selvam ?

    Why did you forget Balraj ?

    Our Air force not as expected as SLA or SLN . they have lot of room to improve . but don't dicredit what have then so far . if their air attacks didn't work SLA might not have gone so far

    So have little faith on them .

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  11. ["Task Force 1 captures Nachchikuda"]

    Srilankanize these areas... rich with blue sea, golden beaches, good greenlands and great bronze sand.

    Opportunity to develop these all SRILANKAN AREAS... must be available for all Sri Lankans regardless of ethnicity.

    It will be a blunder... (to quote Blake)... to wait until we finish the war on terror to start Srilankanizing the North (more than the East). We should BEGIN NOW.

    INDEED there is a thing or two we can learn from our American comedian Blake.

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  12. Nachchikuda Video- Vanni Meheyuma

    http://uk.youtube.com/
    watch?v=P8sY6oZ4L24


    Triple gem bless you all !

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  13. how is the airforce supposed to scramble fighters at 11.30pm using the same airstrip where 2-3 commercial airliners are scheduled to land around 12 midnight?

    what is the airforce going to do if the ltte target is the katunayake base?

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  14. i have near death expeirience due to air force hit.

    however the hit was not accurate and one of the seniors was killed.

    I was thrown from the scene about 15 m

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  15. Here we go again fellas,not whats the excuse huh ? Getting bombed again by Zlins ?
    DavidB said well, our poor SLAF guys need more training over & over again.

    Also,someone mention why the F7's didnt get a lock on the Zlin ?

    Also,dont blame the Pilots for going home...hello ? They follow orders ! Who's orders ? Indian govt. ? Folks, they are many players here and you have to be naive to think, things just happen huh ? ya kidding me ! MR has full court pressure from the damn Indians big time !

    Why are there so many former RAW idiots in Colombo now ? Ltte gets all the intel they need even to thwart F7 radar or Indian radar..cuz, they shoved it on us !

    But, I gotta give it to them for landing in Mullaitivu unscathed man ! That takes balls ! But,I wish the best for our poor SLAF guys cuz, they fighting the pols and the damn ltte, now that's not fair !
    See ya !Nice Post Defnet.

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  17. Defence Column, Daily News
    http://www.dailynews.lk/2008/10/31/fea03.asp

    "However, the F-7 interceptors which were airborne from Katunayake could not take the target due to technical reasons. According to experts the LTTE aircraft had arrived towards Colombo covering engines with armour plates so that the heat seeking missile system could not lock the target."

    Nachchikuda regained
    http://www.dailynews.lk/2008/10/31/sec01.asp

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  18. This would be a different story, if they managed to hit the Prez' house and kill the leaders.

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  19. nuwan

    test pass. write some thing.

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  20. TS
    exactly... SLAF and everybody should stop giving excuses...
    LTTE seems to be always evolving and sadly when it come to their zlins they've outsmarted us again...
    I find it difficult to believe this IR missile not locking on story... Newspapers say that the engine area was covered with thick metal plating... even civilian IR optics can "see" ground heat at night so i don't see how a military IR sensor not being able to "see" a 6 cylinder engine working hard over a cool night sky...
    Also though we're supposed to be possessing full night fighting capabilities, i have a tough time believing that anymore...
    I think the public is just shown a "pretty" picture but SLAF is not as techy as we think they are...

    DefenceNet,
    have we captured any facilities of sea tigers that are of major significance????
    Nchichikuda was supposedly a key sea tiger base that they fought hard to protect... there's gotta be more than what SLA site is showcasing

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  21. warning fro RW

    http://www.lankaenews.com
    /Sinhala/news.php?id=6977

    RW must keep his stupid mouth shut until this war is finished. If not he should give up leadership for someone els. RW made a lot of mistakes and damaged to the country.

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  22. Times of India
    Congress can never forgive Rajiv's killers: TNCC chief

    30 Oct 2008, 1732 hrs IST, PT
    RAMANATHAPURAM: Hardening its stand against LTTE supporters, the Tamil Nadu unit of Congress on Thursday said the party will not forgive the Sri
    Lankan militant outfit for its role in the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi and asserted the Centre would take action against the forces that create problem to India's
    unity.

    "The Centre will take action against any person or organisation that caused problem to India. We are the first to raise the voice against the forces that created problem to the country's unity," Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) President K V Thangabalu told reporters.

    AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa raised her voice against such forces only later, Thangabalu said in an apparent reference to her stand against extending any support to LTTE, which is facing an all-out offensive from the Sri Lankan Army in the north of the island.

    MDMK General Secretary Vaiko and film directors Seeman and Ameer were arrested recently for their pro-LTTE speeches after the state Congress leaders demanded action against those supporting the LTTE, Thangabalu claimed.

    The Congress leader said the Centre would not interfere in the battle between Sri Lankan forces and LTTE. "We cannot stop the war that is going on in Sri Lanka."

    He, however, said the UPA Government was taking all steps to protect innocent Sri Lankan Tamils caught in the conflict and was interested in implementing Rajiv-Jayawardene Accord.

    On charges that India was extending military aid to Sri Lanka, he said radars had been given to the island government only to protect its territory and not to use them against the Tamils. "It was not possible to use a monitoring equipment to attack the Tamils," he said.

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  23. yeh soosai's outpost located '2.5km west of akkarayankulam'. wtf man? sla is currently stationed in that region. either defence.lk meant to say east or air force commander really has lost his marbles.

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  24. Well done boys ...!
    Nice to see you next in Punarin

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  25. So Soosai hideout is being bombed? So our guys got so good intelligence of their hideouts etc.Then what about those tin cans and the airstrips? Why no information about them? They are a such a threat to our harbours and airports. They have failed the nation. I will not give any house points till this latter threat is eliminated. Does getting rid of soosie will ever get rid of them bombing our fleet of airlines parked in katunayake or the harbour that supplies our essentials also that boost the morale of the Diaspora and their cadres in the front. Security forces should have infiltrated their ever decreasing areas of control to locate the sites of these aircraft. Perhaps they are operating from our own areas?

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  26. http://lakdiva.com/island/i000102/defence.htm


    "Several sources in the North and East reported to the government over the last two weeks that Soosai, the long time leader of the Sea Tiger Wing of the LTTE, had been killed in the fighting in the Paranthan-Vettilaikerni sector, where the Tigers have been furiously trying to dislodge the army"

    "The LTTE still hasn’t publicly admitted the loss of Soosai, which leaves a slight trace of doubt over his fate. But many in the armed forces are now certain that Soosai is indeed dead."

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  27. well army.lk says the hideout was at jayanthinagar, which is actually about 2.5km west of the the a9 at kili.

    if anyone wants a map of kili district with all the little locales marked go
    here. it's from the survey department, u r gonna hav to zoom in a bit tho, the resolution aint great.

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  28. way to go SLA.May GOD lead you to victory with the minimum of casualties over this LTTE filth which has dominated our country since 1948."Theruwan Saranai" to you all.

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  29. ["Task Force 1 captures Nachchikuda"]

    Oh SLDF... the whole Sri Lankan nation is eternally indebted to you. You the best in the busniess of frying terrorist pigs. It's indeed finger licking good!

    Without your dedication, sacrifices and CONSISTENCY IN KILLING LTTE PIGS.... Sri Lankan IDENTITY would have got lost... and Tamil terrorists would still be holding Motherlanka at ransom.

    Kill more... achieve more.

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  30. http://lakdiva.com/island/i000102/defence.htm


    "Several sources in the North and East reported to the government over the last two weeks that Soosai, the long time leader of the Sea Tiger Wing of the LTTE, had been killed in the fighting in the Paranthan-Vettilaikerni sector, where the Tigers have been furiously trying to dislodge the army"

    "The LTTE still hasn’t publicly admitted the loss of Soosai, which leaves a slight trace of doubt over his fate. But many in the armed forces are now certain that Soosai is indeed dead."

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  31. LTTE monkeys,
    Here goes Nachchikuda. Video.

    click here

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  34. Two choppers damaged in Mannar bombing?

    Any news, DN?

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  35. Nation: Tamil Eelam Airforce
    Costs: In the few millions $$

    Nation: Sri Lankan Sinhala Airfarce SLAF
    Costs: In the several Billions $$

    Tamil Eelam air defence: few thousand dollars

    Sinhala nation air defence: several million dollars


    The look on the faces of racist, chauvinist dumb Sinhala scumbag Fu{ks at the military skill, strategic, brave, intelligent strength of the Tamil Nation's AirForce: -=PRICELESS-=

    for everything else there is mastercard.

    For what is about to be released against 57th and 58 divisions -- Goes beyond yoyr imagination.

    SHARP>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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  36. Air tigers with Prabaharan ......
    http://www.puthinam.com/full.php?201VoA20eAcY42eacA4e3bdC6DD4dc71e2cc4YmI3d42mOA3a03QMH3e

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  37. Fcuking Blistering Barnacles….

    I am told the "real harvest" was only 92 LTTE Motherfcukers KIA in Nachhikuda and Jayapuram - combined! That's because most of the filthy bastards/bitches just tucked their tail and ran a marathon I hear! Damn it!

    Fcuking disappointed, that's what I am...I expected over 200 maggots to get fried...not sounding to be picky, but I was hoping that some would be caught alive, even if some were WIA, and burnt alive on tires to increase the KIA tally! Despicable uh? Yes, and I love it! LMSSAO!!!

    Ratz...what is happening to our Airborne capability? In most wars it is the Airborne that catches and liquidates the fleeing gooks...now why aren't we doing it - I asked "Colombo" this question and the answer I got didn't quite make sense to me!


    OaO Asithri

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  38. Shart

    [for everything else there is mastercard.]

    True!

    You thala-thel LTTE sakkili-coolies are good at skimming cards and carrying out credit card frauds and the whole world knows about it!

    “SL Tamil gangs” are now a commonly used term in the west – to denote the scum of the society who suck the blood of the society…not unlike the fcuking Somalian gangs, Nigerian gangs, i.e. the scum who are mentioned on equal terms with “SL Tamils” when discussing credit/debit card frauds, mortgage frauds, loan frauds, etc. in the West!

    Very well done…fcuking peelam dog-ticks….you whore-born bastards were certainly successful in putting your “Tamil” name on the map in the West!

    LMSSAO!!!

    OaO Asithri

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  39. Shyam

    Tell me puutha…

    [Air tigers with Prabaharan]

    WTF is that?

    A strange LTTE MF ritual? Perhaps a ritual whereby when the aging, bloated, sick LTTE MF honchos wanna pass air, they do it jointly with the chief fat, black, oily monkey?

    LMSSAO!!!

    OaO Asithri

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  40. TS

    [Two choppers damaged in Mannar bombing?]

    Not true. There were no two choppers in that camp in the first place I was told by the "birds and bees" .....

    OaO Asithri

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  41. OK looks like "Shyam" is having an illicit affair with "Shart"...as it appears both bastards have gone into the closet to do "bean counting"...figures uh?

    Typical LTTE sex-starved motherfcukers...I hear will even have an orgy with a scrawny Jaffna goat when push comes to a shove!

    LMSSAO!!!

    OK peelamists - enjoy your balu-pootu...but I gotta go and see my pretty TMVP hottie.

    :)) :)) :))


    OaO Asithri

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  42. Asithiri ....

    Even the Gov claims that 2 MI24 damaged due to LTTE Air raid but u say thats a lie....

    well who is gonna tell the truth ... people like you cross dressers trying to get a good name for the pukka land ....


    well well another good news for the modayas ...sea battle errupted between LTTE and SLN so ar 1 dovra destroyed and Hover Craft is damaged ....waiting for more details

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  43. Shyam,

    Don't wait, eat the cyanide capsule.

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  44. 1 dovra and 1 Hover craft (A 520 ) destroyed and another damaged in the sea battle ....7 sea black tigers KIA ...

    its believed that the Hover craft transporting soldiers .. from KKS to Trinco

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  46. b#1 said...
    Shyam,

    Don't wait, eat the cyanide capsule......


    We don't eat the cyanide that is old, now we are trigger the bomb and blow it in the middle of Modayas and doing a favor to the Nation which is wiping out the modayas like you .... Lolzzzzzz

    Have fun

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  47. Naval flotillas of the Sea Tigers of the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) engaged in a major clash with the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) gunships in the seas off Naakarkoayil in Vadamaraadchi East Saturday morning from 5:15 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., sinking an SLN Dvora Fast Attack Craft (FAC) and a hovercraft. Sea Tiger officials told TamilNet that 20 of their attack crafts took part in the mission and seven Black Sea Tigers laid down their lives in the operation.

    A Jet vessel of the SLN sustained damage in the sea battle, the Sea Tigers said.

    The SLN was forced to withdraw, towing the damaged vessel, to Kaangkeasanthu'rai (KKS) naval base.

    Sri Lanka Army has launched heavy artillery barrage across the Northern

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  48. shyam,
    "1 dovra and 1 Hover craft (A 520 ) destroyed and another damaged in the sea battle"

    A 520 destroyed? That's a wonderful achievement since the vessel was sunk due to an underwater explosion back in May.

    http://defencenet.blogspot.com/2008/05/sea-tigers-attacks-sln-logistical.html

    http://anonymouse.org/cgi-bin/anon-www.cgi/http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=25590

    Once again, the credibility of your posts amaze us Shyam.

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  49. DN,

    Its A-530 ...there is a typing mistake sorry .....

    http://www.puthinam.com/full.php?201VoA20eAcY42eacA4e3bdC6DX4dc71e2cc4YmI3d42mOA3a03QMH3e

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  50. shyam,

    Where does your link to Puthinam talks about "P-530?"

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  51. Ranil

    The TAF interception should have been a guns kill. Our guys have this routine way of doing things, they expect equipment to do their work for them each and everytime.

    Let's hope they've given our interceptor pilots a crash course in using A2A guns (each fighter has at least 1 30mm) and ability to line up and shoot.

    Our air defence radars can pin point the target and direct the interceptors to it. With its higher speeds and manueverability the interceptor could easily make multiple passes at the slower aircraft, if necessary. in fact it would only take a couple of shots with a 30mm to do the job on these tin cans, particlarly if they are armor plated. If not, there's the chance the shells could pass completely thru without exploding.

    I think our bigger problem has been that the focus of all training has been on precision bombing and evasive action. There never was a need for A2A interdiction of this sort, since missiles were supposed to do the job.

    Another need is for dedicated air-traffic controllers for interception work. That is a tall order.

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