Announcer Isaivizhi Chempiyan and technicians Suresh
Linbiyo and T. Tharmalingam were killed in a Sri Lankan Air Force air strike. Fighter
jets dropped a dozen bombs on the station shortly before Velupillai
Prabhakaran, leader of the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
(LTTE), was due to broadcast a statement. At least five other people
were killed in the strike against the LTTE-run station, according to
local media reports.