by Dishan Joseph | Sunday Observer

by Dishan Joseph

 As in any combat raid there were doubts and speculations. Didn’t the RAF know of a pending attack? If they did, what was their counter measure? RAF Fighter Operations did not realize that the invading Japanese had almost reached the city
The Ceylon Daily News of 1942 had a headline making story which reads thus: “Colombo and the suburbs were attacked yesterday at 8 o’clock in the morning by 75 enemy aircraft which came in waves from the sea. Twenty-five of the raiders were shot down, while 25 more were damaged. Dive-bombing and low-flying machine-gun attacks were made in the harbour and Ratmalana areas. A...
2018-02-24 18:30:00
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