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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2706

Four dead bodies of the Galle harbor suicide bombers washed ashore, says police

By Walter Jayawardhana

Colombo, 20 October, (Asiantribune.com); The Deputy Police Chief in charge of Southern Province said four dead bodies of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide bombers who are believed to have died during their attack at the Galle Naval base have now washed ashore.

At least 15 terrorists of the LTTE, who came in five boats were believed both by blasting themselves and attacked by artillery fire from the land based guns and fire power from the navy boats died during their unsuccessful attack on the Dakshina Lanka Naval base in Galle, on 18 October.

The Deputy police chief, whose official title is Deputy inspector General of Police , Jayantha Gamage said they guessed that those were the bodies of the suicide cadres of the LTTE , as they showed signs of being subjected to explosions like missing limbs, missing heads and burn marks as if they were in a real suicide bomb explosions.

The mutilated bodies were washed to the shore one day after the explosions took place. Police said, “Dead bodies of those four LTTE terrorists were found washed ashore by alert civilians and the Police as normalcy returned to the affected Galle centre areas after the Navy foiled an LTTE suicide attack on the Naval base in Galle.”

The Police after lifting the local curfew that came into effect on Wednesday (18) morning strengthened security in and around Galle after launching an extensive search in the area.

At least thirty suspects were arrested for interrogations but all of them except nine were released on Thursday (19) afternoon, according to the Police.

The Navy Wednesday on 18 morning at about 7.45 a.m. foiled an LTTE attempt to launch a suicide attack on the Dhakshina (Southern) Naval base when it destroyed five suicide boats speeding towards the harbor, mingling with fishing boats.

- Asian Tribune -

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