Indian co-operation helpful in containing LTTE: Sri Lanka

January 15th, 2008 - 10:50 pm ICT by admin  

Colombo, Jan 15 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Navy has said that the Indian co-operation is extremely successful in countering the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the country.

Co-operation with India is extremely successful in countering the LTTE. Every year, the Indian Navy with the Indian Coast Guard and the Sri Lankan Navy holds four bilateral discussions. We are conducting coordinated patrols with the Indian Navy as well, The Colombo Post quoted Sri Lankan Navy Vice Admiral Karannagoda, as saying.

Karannagoda said that the Tamil rebels were not strong enough to fight the government forces for long and that the organisation is badly weakened.

We have broken their backbone by destroying their supply vessels and floating warehouses, several war-like materials which would have allowed the Tigers to sustain this conflict, he said.

Karannagoda said that the Navy has destroyed almost all vessels of the rebel group that could have helped them in attacking the armed forces.

Within one year we have destroyed eight floating warehouses, which had carried more than 10,000 tons of war-like material, he added.

The Vice Admiral also pointed out that they have acquired ships and boats, and were also building indigenous vessels to fight against the LTTE threats, adding that the Sri Lankan made craft were proved to be very effective in the operations against the LTTE. (ANI)

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