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 Post subject: Sea Tiger’s failed suicide mission in Jaffna
 Post Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:31 am 
Sea Tiger’s failed suicide mission in Jaffna
Six Sea Tiger including 2 leaders killed

The deputy commander of the Sea Tigers’ female wing Lt. Col. Ilakkiyaa, Black Sea Tiger Commando Lt. Col. Kuperan and 4 other Sea tigers were killed by Sri Lanka Navy during the Sea Tiger’s failed suicide mission in Jaffna.

@ LL/Sunday, 26 October 2008

Two LTTE suicide boats were completely destroyed and one was captured by the Navy patrol craft reacting immediately to the LTTE Sea Tiger’s failed suicide attempt on the two merchant ships last Wednesday (22) off the Kankasanthurai harbour. One of the ships received minor damages due to a close explosion.

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“The LTTE suicide attack was launched in the northern sea off Mailadi in Mullaitivu yesterday around 5.00 a.m. targeting the two merchant ships,” Navy spokesman Commander D.P.K. Dassanayake said.

Security Forces providing safe voyage to the two freighters Nimalawa and Ruhunu foiled the LTTE attempt to breach the area and fired towards the LTTE suicide boats approaching the ships.

“Two LTTE boats were completely destroyed and another was captured by the Navy. At least six Sea Tigers were killed,” he added.“The LTTE is aiming to interrupt Government efforts to provide humanitarian assistance and supplies to people in the conflict areas. This demonstrates that the LTTE is a terrorist outfit which has no mercy for humanity,” Commander Dassanayaka told.

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He said a Tiger boat was exploded close to the Nimalawa merchant ship and caused minor damages to the ship.

“However, both ships are sailing without any casualties. They are carrying 3,500 Metric Ton of cement and 2,500 MT of food items”, he added.

The merchants ships and captured LTTE suicide boats were towed to the Mailady shores and Ruhunu and Nimalawa freighters to be taken with the security of the Navy. Sailors are conducting a search operation in the area.

According to TamilNet, the two killed Sea Tiger leaders were Black Sea Tiger Lt. Col. Ilakkiyaa, the deputy commander of the Sea Tigers’ female wing and Black Sea Tiger Commando Lt. Col. Kuperan.


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