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LTTE threat: Airlines suspend services
April 30, 2007 11:50 IST
Following Sunday's pre-dawn air-raid by two 'squadrons' of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, two international airlines -- Cathay Pacific and Emirates -- have suspended their flights to Sri Lanka amid safety concerns for their aircraft.
Airline officials contend that following the recent air-raids by the LTTE, Sri Lanka's air traffic controllers were no longer in full control of the country's airspace.
"This could cause a dangerous threat to international flights," an airline official added.
The bodies of six LTTE cadres were recovered by troops during a search operation following the confrontation. Three of them were women, the Ministry said.