Sri Lanka: Operational Mini Submarine of LTTE Found

by OldSailor on June 18, 2009

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Sri Lanka Army on June 14, while conducting search and clearing operations recovered a mini submarine from the Vellamullaivaikkal coast, Mullaittivu. The 24 feet long, 4 feet height submarine was most probably used by the senior cadres of LTTE, for their underwater movements during the final phase of war on terrorism.

The mini submarines mostly recovered in the past were from the boat construction yard.

Here are some photographs from MOD, Sri Lanka.

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Update: July 20

Another operational submarine used by LTTE terrorists was recovered from the seas about 500 metres off Vellamullivaikkal beach in Mullaittivu on July 18.

Here is a photograph from MOD, Sri Lanka.

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