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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2522

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<b>Two SLMM Monitors held against their will onboard a LTTE vessel</b>

Joseph Thavarajah- Our Special Reporter: Colombo July 15: A serious violation of the Ceasefire Agreement between the Government of Sri
Lanka and the LTTE, occurred on Saturday afternoon, when two LTTE trawlers,
at least one with an Indian registration number, entered Sri Lankan
territorial waters in Palk Bay, south of Jaffna peninsula. The Sri Lankan
Navy (SLN) intercepted the two trawlers at 17.45. One of the trawlers fled
from the scene and managed to leave the SLN vessels and the other trawler
behind by going through shallow water and go ashore close to Devil’s Point.
At the same time the second trawler was adrift close to Iranativu Islands in
Palk Bay being closely monitored by SLN vessels.