LTTE leader pays homage to Black Tigers
[TamilNet, Sunday, 06 July 2008, 06:47 GMT]
LTTE leader Mr. V. Pirapaharan participated in the Black Tigers commemoration day events held Saturday in Vanni. 356 Black Tigers have laid down their lives, 254 of them in sea operations, during the last 21 years since 05 July 1987, when the first Black Tiger Captain Miller, drove an explosive laden truck on Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops garrisoned at Nelliyadi Central College in Vadamaraadchi in Jaffna. Last year, Black Tiger commandos stormed the Sri Lankan airbase in Anudradhapura in LTTE's first combined Black Tiger and Tamil Eelam Air Force attack, destroying more than 10 air crafts.
LTTE's media unit released edited photos of LTTE leader paying homage to Black Tigers who died in their missions. Senior Commanders of the LTTE and other Black Tigers were present with Pirapaharan at an undisclosed location in Vanni. [Photo: LTTE]
Senior Commanders of the LTTE and other Black Tigers were present with Pirapaharan at an undisclosed location in Vanni.
76 of the 254 Black Sea Tigers who have died were female commandos. 81 male and 71 female Black Tiger commandos have died in ground operations.
Six music albums were published by Head of LTTE Intelligence Wing S. Poddu, Special Commander of the Sea Tigers Col. Soosai, Head of LTTE's Military Intelligence Ratnam, Political Head B. Nadesan, Head of LTTE's military academies Col. Aathavan and a commander of the Sea Tigers Naren in the event, Tiger officials told media in Vanni.
LTTE leader paying homage to first Black Tiger Captian Miller [Photo: LTTE]
Mr. Pirapaharan receiving the first copy of 'Surprise Attack in Anuradhapuram', a music album, from Poddu Ammaan, head of LTTE intelligence wing [Photo: LTTE]
LTTE leader receiving the first copy of the Black Sea Tigers, vol. 12 music album. from Col. Soosai, special commander of LTTE's naval wing. [Photo: LTTE]
LTTE leader receiving the first copy of Black Tigers, volume 09, from LTTE Political Head B. Nadesan [Photo: LTTE]