Newsletter
Weather
Community
English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
China
World
Opinion
Business
Sci-Edu
Culture/Life
Sports
Photos
 Services
- Newsletter
- Online Community
- China Biz Info
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Voices of Readers
- Weather Forecast
 RSS Feeds
- China 
- Business 
- World 
- Sci-Edu 
- Culture/Life 
- Sports 
- Photos 
- Most Popular 
- FM Briefings 
 Search
 About China
- China at a glance
- China in brief 2004
- Chinese history
- Constitution
- Laws & regulations
- CPC & state organs
- Ethnic minorities
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping
English websites of Chinese embassies




Home >> World
UPDATED: 14:37, January 27, 2007
Sri Lanka Navy destroys suspicious boats near capital
font size    

Sri Lankan Navy early on Saturday fired at and destroyed three suspected Tamil Tiger boats in the seas off the capital Colombo, said the military.

Brigadier Prasad Samarasinghe, the military spokesman said that three suspicious boats were spotted close to the restricted zones of the capital around 5:30 a.m. local time (0000 GMT).

The Navy pursued and destroyed one boat around six nautical miles (about 11 km) off the coast.

The two other boats were pursued and destroyed at 11 nautical miles (about 20 km) and 14 nautical miles (about 26 km) respectively in the deep sea.

Samarasinghe said the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was behind the attempted attack.

The Navy was conducting search operations in the area, said the spokesman.

The incident came about one week after the Army captured a major LTTE stronghold in the east.

The fall of Vakarai was the second loss for the LTTE in the Eastern Province since September last year and was seen as the biggest gain for the military since the ongoing truce agreement came into force in 2002.

Continuation of violence despite the stalled Norwegian backed peace process has claimed over 3800 lives since December 2005 in the Indian Ocean island.

Source: Xinhua


Comments on the story Comment on the story Recommend to friends Tell a friend Print friendly Version Print friendly format Save to disk Save this


   Recommendation
- Text Version
- RSS Feeds
- China Forum
- Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News
- Sri Lanka Navy fires at suspicious boats near capital

- Sri Lanka's south under high security alert

- Sri Lankan president inaugurates irrigation project

- Sri Lanka's war-displaced civilians to be resettled

Dic

Manufacturers, Exporters, Wholesalers - Global trade starts here.
Versions:
Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved