The Sri Lankan Air Force sank two attack craft of the Tamil Tiger rebels in air strikes on Sunday, the defence ministry said..
"Sri Lankan Air Force MiG-27 fighter jets launched precision air strikes at identified Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) attack craft sinking two, while destroying another, north of the Mullaittivu lagoon at around 1 pm (0730 GMT)," the ministry said in a statement.
Air Force spokesman Wing Commander Janaka Nanayakkara said the three LTTE craft were located near the wreck of the Farah-III, a Jordanian cargo vessel which was hijacked by the LTTE Dec 23, 2006.
Government troops are on a full-scale military offensive against the LTTE, which the government said has been cornered in an area less than 200 square-km in the Mullaittivu district.
Meanwhile, the international community has expressed concern over the safety of the civilians trapped in the battle zone and urged both parties to respect international humanitarian law.