Navy sinks damaged LTTE vessel

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The Navy today dumped in mid sea the eight bulletproof vehicles earlier used by former presidents and a vessel seized from the LTTE. (Navy.lk)

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  • Jewan Alwis Tuesday, 27 March 2018 08:48 AM

    What a stupid decision making , We should have sold the ship for scrap iron and earn some forex . Even the Cars could have auctioned to a foreign buyer , Aiyo , What brains do we have ? . The BMWs imported for Madam Chandriaka was also used cars from Hong Kong.

    Dilsri Thursday, 05 April 2018 02:02 PM

    Its a great decision. Wrecks would help bring back fish life in the seas. I think you should read a bit of about this Jewan. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_reef

    Gamarala Tuesday, 27 March 2018 09:21 AM

    What sort of stupitidy is this? The ship could have been sold for scrap iron. The cars should have been in a museum like other countries do for former Presidential vehicles.

    vasaliya Tuesday, 27 March 2018 09:38 AM

    What do these political bastards think. They use other peoples money, so they really dont care....

    SENA Tuesday, 27 March 2018 11:07 AM

    Wede kethai ......

    Keerthi Karunaratne Tuesday, 03 April 2018 04:01 PM

    Congratulations to the Navy and particularly to the officials who took the initiative to creating this artificial reef with the old ship. US Navy too has a program to create artificial reefs with the old ships. Sri Lanka does not have good natural reefs as some other countries like Maldives for the fish to congregate. But we have old wrecks with lots and lots of fish. Without them our seas would be barren. In the past Port Authority sank there old boats/barges in the seas off Colombo. These wrecks are full of coral and fish. Our fishing industry on which lot of people are dependent on will not survive without these. India has a serious problem in certain areas and trying to dump whatever they can to create sanctuaries to improve the sea condition.By properly sinking a ship you do not pollute the sea on the contrary improve the bio diversity. It is a way of reusing an old ship. First Reduce, next reuse and then only recycle. Breaking a ship for scrap is not environmentally friendly.

    Dive Sri Lanka Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:51 PM

    Ships, planes, cars, busses, trains even army tanks are sunk (after being cleaned of toxins) and dumped in a barren ocean bed by other countries. This provides for a surface for corals to settle in. The corals soon attract small fish and they attract the big fish. The object then become nurseries and sanctuaries for marine life and contribute to the tourism and fisheries industries. There is a whole village in Bali that survive because of a shipwreck (Liberty Wreck Bali). It has created thousands of jobs to cater to the visiting dive tourists (restaurants, hotels, dive centers, transport). Hats off to the Sri Lankan navy for initiating this at last. Anyone who criticizes this great initiative and asks why the wrecks can’t be sold for scrap needs to first read up on ta Wreck impact to tourism and fisheries.

    George Carlson Friday, 06 April 2018 02:28 PM

    Excellent! We look forward to diving on these during our holiday.

    keerthi Tuesday, 01 May 2018 03:04 PM

    Check this site,https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2011/04/artificial-reefs-around-the-world/100042/


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