It was about 8 PM today, and I was just going through my normal-day to day stuff when suddenly there was a large noise which sounded like gun fire. I rushed out to see what was happening, as everybody was shouting something to the effect of ‘Attack! Attack!’. The people who were outside told me that two low-flying aircrafts just passed on top of where we were in the direction of the sea. The whole night-sky is now illuminated by yellow
People started making few phone calls, to get to know what happened, and to see where everybody was. The flares in the mean time just stood there, calmly dropping off. I managed to click a few pictures ( found here)
Apparently thoppigala is under-attack, and everybody was theorizing that the flying tigers have responded.
But soon, the confirmation came from a few ‘highly placed sources.’ it was just a ‘test’. Apparently the boys at the air port were giving the new Minister Chamal Rajapakse a show, of “how everything’s supposed to work” on a Poya day if the tigers decide to fly. The
Yet another day in the paradise isle.
Update 9.45ish : Another