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The LTTE is still in possession of eight ships, which are being used for various illegal activities such as human smuggling, the government informed Parliament today.

Chief Government Whip Dinesh Gunawardane placed this information before the House in response to a question by UNP MP Gamini Jayawickrama Perera.

Mr. Gunawardane said that though the LTTE was destroyed in May, 2009, its international network was still intact. According to the intelligence reports, he said, the LTTE had acquired 20 ships through various fraudulent means, but none of them had been registered under its name. The ship ‘Eeshwary’ used for the smuggling of Sri Lankan immigrants to Canada recently is one of them.

The Sri Lanka Navy, with the assistance of the Air Force has destroyed 11 of those ships. Besides, the Ministry of Defence still carries out investigations to curb the LTTE activities overseas through the co-ordination of intelligence services. (YP/KB)


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  • malkanthi Thursday, 06 January 2011 10:38 AM

    Too loud with nothing important!

    Thomas Thursday, 06 January 2011 04:47 PM

    No LTTE activities within the borders of Sri Lanka, so why worry?

    Lankan_Kiwi Thursday, 06 January 2011 05:57 PM

    LG Election is looming......

    citizen1 Thursday, 06 January 2011 06:12 PM

    How many ltte ships do we posses???...and where are they?

    Thas Thursday, 06 January 2011 06:57 PM

    The International network of LTTE is very strong and can't be destroyed.

    Kotte Kusum. Thursday, 06 January 2011 07:22 PM

    with the help of other countries LTTE was defeated. So these LTTE ships are breeding?OR where they found in SF's back yard?

    Martin Thomas Thursday, 06 January 2011 07:40 PM

    Good excuse to continue the emergency powers

    KD Thursday, 06 January 2011 09:05 PM

    Feeling sad or depressed?

    malkanthi Friday, 07 January 2011 10:22 AM

    sad the minister always speaks his guts out invain!

    KD Friday, 07 January 2011 11:31 AM

    Says who?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 07 January 2011 12:35 PM

    Wonder what KP has to say about this ?

    Pottuvil putha Friday, 07 January 2011 05:28 PM

    Get them to come and ship all dissatisfied tamils to Tamil Nadu.


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