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Immediately after anti-war rally by pro-LTTE elements, Navy destroys vessel carrying arms & ammunition in Mannar seas

By Walter Jayawardhana

Sri Lanka Navy’s fast attack craft destroyed a suspected Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) sea vessel that was attempting to smuggle in arms and ammunition into the country, military sources said. The suspected LTTE vessel was destroyed by the Sri Lanka Naval Fast Attack Squadron off Mannar ,October 15 at 9.00 a.m. the sources said. The sinking of the arms and ammunition vessel came only a day after pro-LTTE elements held a public meeting in Mannar to protest against war in front of the St. Sebastian Catholic Church with the participation of the proxy party of the terrorist group, the Tamil National Alliance, organized by an alleged associate of the LTTE, Kumar Rupasinghe.