Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Fake flairs Flares: Air-Tiger simulation


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 flairs Flares seemingly coming from the direction of the Airport.

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 flair Flare-show lasted for about 8-10 minutes.

Yet another day in the paradise isle.

Update 9.45ish : Another flair Flare thing..same story. An early christmas of sorts.

9 comments:

Administrator said...

Thanks for the news. Keep your eye on these kind of activities and update your blog entries on hot topics regularly...

Jack Point said...

Its spelled FLARE not flair which means a natural talent or aptitude; a knack.

Anonymous said...

You mean it wasn't common knowledge?
I am based in World Trade Centre where all tenants were told in advance that there were going to be simulations at around 8. Window blinds were to be completely closed, lights would go out, the whole works.

Hmm.

Deane AKA ~CC~ said...

Bloody hell. quite right. Flare.

er. nobody knew.. i mean there's no way anybody could have informed

Anonymous said...

The Pvt. holding company gave 2 billion to the terrorists and they brought planes with that money...

Deane AKA ~CC~ said...

Rajapakse Holdings?

Aravinda said...

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Niyamai machang!

Deane AKA ~CC~ said...

it goes to some bible thing ? :)

Mahinda Supporter said...

Hey don't say anything bad about the LTTE ok? They are freedom fighters. We won the Presidential election because of them....