Air space violated


The move follows heightened security in the capital after the defence ministry said Tamil separatists had entered the air space of the island's only international airport overnight on Thursday.

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), who have been fighting the government for 35 years and run a mini-state in the north of the island, bombed the nearby Katunayake air base a month ago in their first ever air strike.
They staged a second air raid on the Palaly military complex in the north early on Tuesday.