The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) carried out a suicide attack on two merchant navy ships early on Wednesday on the coast of Kankesanthurai harbour in northern Sri Lanka, damaging one ship and disrupting the supply line lines of other near jaffna. The ship which wasloaded with food and building material were on their way to Jaffna was aslo attacked. It was reported that they made a suicide attempt to destroy the Merchant Navy on the way. But the navy personnel aboard the two ships attacked the three approaching boats with machine guns. The pro-LTTE website TamilNet said: “Sri Lanka Army soldiers fired rockets from their coastal positions in Vadamaraadchi”. Fishermen too reported the attack as leathal. Aftre the attack it was reported that only one ship sustained minor damages and others are heavily damaged. “As far LTTE is concerned
on one hand, they claim to be fighting for their community and on the other, they are hampering welfare efforts,” Dassanayake said.