Sri Lanka Navy destroyed two low profile LTTE boats in the Northern seas 10 nautical miles north east of Mulathivu today (08th February 2009) around 0600 hrs.
Sri Lanka Navy’s Fast Attack Craft deployed in the inner barrier in the surveillance and patrolling in the North- eastern seas, intercepted two low profile LTTE boats launched from Palamaththalan, Mulathivu and destroyed them completely directing heavy gun fire. Subsequently, two LTTE bodies were recovered and six carders are believed to have been killed.
Sri Lanka Navy maintains continuous naval surveillance and patrolling in the North- eastern seas. Naval fortifications have been tightened with four (04) defence barriers consisting of Fast Attack Craft (FACs), Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), Gun Boats, the Rapid Action Boat Squadron (RABS) and the Special Boat Squadron (SBS) to cut off the escape of LTTE cadres by sea and to prevent the unloading of warlike materials on the North-eastern coast.