Sri Lanka Navy alerts Indian Navy over armed men on boat

Sri-Lankan-NavyActing on a tip off from the Sri Lankan Navy, an Indian naval patrol team intercepted a fibreglass boat with two armed men and chased them away when they tried to enter Indian territorial waters, the Press Trust of India reported.

“The team acted on a tip off from the Sri Lankan Navy that the boat with two armed men would try to cross Indian territorial waters,” police quoted Coastal Marine Group police and Intelligence Bureau officials as saying.

The incident occurred at Olaikuda area, they said.

There was an exchange of fire between the two but none were injured and the Sri Lankans managed to go back to their territorial waters, they said.

Marine Police and Q branch and also the IB, said they got details from some Indian fishermen who were in the area.

Police said naval officials had told them that an enquiry was being conducted into the incident. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Why the surprise? Even the Sri Lankan President is getting advice from ex-Tiger terrorists and many government decisions are taken according to agendas of people with ulterior motives to damage Sri Lanka. SL government should stop the fire-arm arrival and usage in North to rebuild the peace in the area.

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