Navy destroys LTTE boat suspected of carrying arms
COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan Navy yesterday destroyed a boat
suspected of transporting arms and ammunition for LTTE terrotists, the
"One of the LTTE boats bringing arms and ammunition was destroyed,"
Military Spokesman Brig. Prasad Samarasinghe said.
He said the Navy spotted a suspicious boat near the Talaimannar seas
and when it defied an order to stop the Navy fired and destroyed the
boat. A powerful explosion that came from the boat suggested that there
was ammunition inside, Samarasinghe said.
There were no independent details of the incident and there was no
immediate report on casualties.
He said that the LTTE have also launched sporadic shell attacks on
two military camps in the Batticaloa District.