LTTE suicide attack targeting Merchant Ship
MoD just realesed a video regarding the Suicide Attack,there MERCS RUHUNA transfering Cement.
Today 22nd October at about 5.00 AM LTTE Sea Tigers launched pre-Dawn Black tiger attack near Vadamaraadchi North close to Kankasanthurai Naval base(KKS) targeting two Sri Lankan Merchant Ships named"Ruhuna and Nimalawa"those carring essential foods to the innocent civilians living in Jaffna.Meanwhile MoD says 3 LTTE boats came two the attack and two destroyed by Sri Lankan Navy, one is blew near Ship Nimalawa causing a considerable damage. No damage to Crew members and believed all the LTTE carders killed in this brutality mission. It is reported one Boat captured by Navy.That boat powered with a 15HP Motar and fiber made one..
Ltte media earlier reported the incident with a headline "Explosions target Sri Lankan ships in the seas off Vadamaraadchi".Pro-Ltte web site just now realesed with a headline "Sea Tigers sink Sri Lankan supply ship".It further says that Cargo Ship MV Nimalawa was sunked and other was heavy damaged.
It Further says"The mission was led by Black Sea Tiger Lt. Col. Ilakkiyaa, the deputy commander of the Sea Tigers' female wing, who sacrificed her life with Black Sea Tiger Commando Lt. Col. Kuperan.
But Sri Lankan Army web site says "Both Ships are unbroken and Processing Unloading the Foods at MAILADY .
Sri Lanka Nave web site says further "The ships were carrying humanitarian assistance from Colombo to the civilians in the Northern peninsula whose livelihood is being disrupted due to the atrocities perpetrated by the LTTE terror outfit which is being continuously defeated from all fronts in the battlefield.
This is yet another ruthless LTTE act against the humanitarian assistance process that is being carried out by the Government in its ever increasing concern towards the innocent people who have been held captive by the ruthless LTTE as human shields for they are no longer able to face the victorious government security forces.
This clearly manifests the ruthless and merciless nature of the LTTE outfit as they have brazenly attempted to destroy merchant ships exclusively charted for humanitarian purposes. "
Photo courtesy :defence.lk
1 Photo : The captured LTTE suicide boat seen floating in the Northern seas.
2 Photo : MV Nimalawa with essential cargo to Jaffna. The ship sustained slight damages due to the blast caused by an LTTE suicide boat which was destroyed by the Naval attack craft.