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08 January 2006

First Maritime Terrorism Attack [in Sri Lanka] of 2006


Institute For Topical Studies, Chennai, India

Supplied note: "The latest paper of the Institute For Topical Studies, A-2/3, Bharathi Dasan Colony, K.K.Nagar, Chennai---600078, India, on the above subject is now available at the web site of the South Asia Analysis Group (SAAG), New Delhi, at [the URL below] - br."

Extract: "In the first maritime terrorism incident of 2006, one or two suspected suicide naval bombers of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rammed an explosive-laden boat, resembling a small fishing vessel, against a Dvora fast attack vessel of Israeli design belonging to the Sri Lankan Navy outside the Tricomalee harbour in the early hours of January 7, 2006. At the time of the attack, the boat had 15 naval personnel of whom 13 were killed. Two were rescued by the Sri Lankan Navy. Two Dvora vessels of the SL Navy were patrolling the area, of which one was targeted and sunk by the Sea Tigers of the LTTE. 2. This was the third LTTE attack on Sri Lankan naval personnel since Mr. Mahinda Rajpakse assumed office as the Sri Lankan President after his election victory in November last and indicated a reversal of the commitments of his predecessors to seek a solution to the ethnic conflict between the Sinhalese majority and the Tamil minority based on a federal model. - b. raman."

[The writer is Additional Secretary (retd), Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India, and, presently, Director, Institute For Topical Studies, Chennai - ed.]


Internet Archive (www.archive.org)
[the paper was not archived at the time of this abstract. However, in a few weeks time it will be available at web.archive.org/web/*/www.saag.org]

(NOTE: For a number of years the SAAG site operated at its original "www.saag.org" address. In late Dec 2007 the original address was highjacked by some unknown operator(s) and thus the SAAG was forced to establish the "www.southasiaanalysis.org" address)

Link reported by:
B. Raman (corde--at--vsnl.com)

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