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 Post subject: 5 LTTE boats destroyed in sea battle off Point Pedro
 Post Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:31 pm 
Five LTTE craft destroyed in sea battle off Point Pedro

Sri Lanka's navy on Tuesday claimed to have destroyed five Tamil Tiger rebel boats killing nearly 40 sea tigers during a sea battle off the island's northern coast. Navy intercepted four clusters of around 15 to 20 Sea Tiger boats moving towards Point Pedro from Kadaikadu.

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19 Jun 2007
© MCNS 2007 / Agencies


COLOMBO - Sri Lanka's navy sank 5 Tamil Tiger vessels after coming under attack from up to 20 rebel boats off the island's far northern tip on Tuesday around 4.30 p.m., the military said.

Tuesday's clash at sea off Point Pedro was the latest in a string of land and sea battles and air strikes in recent months.

According to The Media Centre for National Security (MCNS), The Navy supported by ground troops with heavy MBRL and artillery fire and air support by MI 24 helicopter gun ships inflicted heavy damages on the cluster of enemy Sea Tiger boats.

"We sank 5 boats, mainly with help from artillery and multi-barrel rockets from the land," said military spokesman Brigadier Prasad Samarasinghe. "Five clusters of rebel boats attacked our patrol boats. None of our boats was damaged."

In total the Navy with the support of the Security Forces have completely destroyed 5 and damaged 9 Sea Tiger craft in the sea battle, reported MCNS.

The Navy suspects that around 40 LTTE Sea Tiger cadres would have been killed in the battle.

"We think it might have been a diversion. We don't know what they were trying to do."


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 Post subject: Navy Recovers 4 Tige Bodies from Captured Craft
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:50 am 
Navy Recovers 4 Dead Bodies of Sea Tigers from Captured Craft

"The captured craft is around 50 feet in length was powered by four 250 horsepower 'Out Board' Motor Engines" said the Naval Spokesperson, Commander D.K.P Dassanayake.

20 Jun 2007

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Latest defence reports claim that the SL Naval troops successfully salvaged an attack craft along with four bodies of slain LTTE cadres today(20). The boat was captured and towed to the Kankasanthurai Harbour, according to the Naval officials.

According to the Naval sources, the captured LTTE craft had submerged while it was being towed to the KKS harbour and was later salvaged by SL Navy divers. The bodies of 04 LTTE cadres had been stuck inside the boat, said the Naval Spokesperson, Commander D.K.P Dassanayake. "The captured craft is around 50 feet in length was powered by four 250 horsepower 'Out Board' Motor Engines", he further added.

The sea battle which erupted in the island's Northern coastal waters off Point Pedro, yesterday(19) is believed to be the heaviest loss the LTTE sea units experienced since early January.

During the fierce sea battle, which lasted for five hours, the elite Naval 'Fast Attack Squadron' units inflicted heavy damages to the LTTE, killing 40 terrorists, destroying 05 vessels while capturing another attack craft along with four bodies.

The Naval sources confirm, 09 other LTTE attack craft were also damaged during the sea confrontation.

Meanwhile, military sources said that arrangements were made to hand over the bodies of the slain cadres to the LTTE through the ICRC.


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