Tigers sink Sri Lanka navy vessel

The attack comes hours after 11 people die in bomb attack near Colombo.

    Election workers prepare the ballots
    for Saturday's voting [AFP]

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    The separatist Tigers have been battling for a homeland for ethnic Tamils since 1972 and control much of the north and east of the country.
     
    The Sri Lanka navy confirmed that the MV Invincible A-520 logistic vessel sank when an underwater explosion ripped through it.
     
    It claimed the 65m vessel was empty at the time.
     
    "No lives were lost due to the explosion," a defence ministry statement said.
     
    Under a million residents in Batticaloa, Trincomalee and Ampara will cast their ballots on Saturday to elect officials to run the eastern provincial council.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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