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SLN sinks boat off Kalpitti

[TamilNet, Friday, 05 May 2006, 08:29 GMT]
A suspicious boat that came under gunfire from a Sri Lanka Navy vessel in the seas off Kalpitti between the Kuthiraimalai shore and Vathalankunru islet, took fire and sank, according to police sources in Puttalam. The incident took place around 9:20 a.m. Friday. Meanwhile, military sources in Colombo said SLN attack vessels had destroyed an LTTE boat in Palugahathurai in Bathalangunduwa in Kalpitti lagoon

Three LTTE cadres were in the boat destroyed by the Navy, according to military sources in Colombo.

Further details are not available at the moment.

Kuthiraimalai in Kalpitti, 145 km north of Colombo is located in Puttalam district.

 

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