Sri Lanka is an Open Door to the Indian Ocean

US Naval Institute Proceedings – Engaging with the Sri Lanka Navy offers the U.S. Navy both Indian Ocean access and training opportunities.

Japan may help Sri Lanka buy P-3C maritime surveillance aircraft

Daily Mirror – Japan may help Sri Lanka buy P-3C maritime surveillance aircraft, apart from persuading India and the US to make Sri Lanka a base for strategic maritime surveillance over the Indian Ocean Region.

Sri Lankan Navy – Sri Lanka navy kills 26 rebels in ocean gunfight

ReutersSri Lanka navy kills 26 rebels in ocean gunfight

Sri Lanka’s navy killed 26 Tamil Tigers and destroyed four boats during a six-hour sea battle on Monday on the coast just off the sliver of land where the separatists are fighting a final stand.

Sri Lankan Navy – Sri Lankan Navy destoys four Tamil boats fleeing island

AFPSri Lankan Navy destoys four Tamil boats fleeing island

Sri Lanka said yesterday it had destroyed four Tamil Tiger boats trying to escape government soldiers closing in on the rebels’ last base in the northeast of the island.

Sri Lankan Navy – Sri Lanka navy: Rebel suicide attack foiled at sea

Associated PressSri Lanka navy: Rebel suicide attack foiled at sea

Sri Lanka’s navy destroyed two explosive-laden Tamil Tiger rebel boats Wednesday that attempted to crash into two cargo ships sailing to the country’s troubled north, a spokesman said.

Sri Lankan Navy – Sri Lankan Navy Destroys Tiger Boats

Reuters – The Sri Lankan navy destroyed two Tamil Tiger boats on Saturday off an island in the country’s restive north, killing six rebels, the second military engagement at sea in less than 24 hours.
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Sri Lankan Navy – Sri Lankan Navy Destroys 2 Rebel Boats

Associated Press – Sri Lanka’s navy destroyed two Tamil rebel boats Friday, killing at least 20 insurgents, after the guerrillas launched an attack that triggered a fierce gunbattle in the volatile north.
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Sri Lankan Navy – Sri Lanka says sinks 11 rebel boats in naval clash

Reuters – Sri Lanka’s navy sank 11 Tamil Tiger vessels and killed dozens of rebels in a fierce five-hour battle overnight, the military said on Monday, a fortnight after the foes agreed to resume peace talks to halt renewed civil war.
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Sri Lankan Navy – Tamil boats 'sunk in battle'

Daily Telegraph – Sri Lanka’s navy sank 12 Tamil Tiger craft overnight in a fierce naval battle off the island’s northern tip, the military said today, adding it believed it had killed dozens of rebel fighters.
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Sri Lankan Navy – Dozens dead' in Sri Lanka clash

BBC – A sea battle between Tamil Tigers and Sri Lankan government forces has left at least 45 people dead, the navy says.
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Sri Lankan Navy – Rebels, navy clash off Sri Lanka

BBC – Sri Lanka’s navy and Tamil Tiger rebels have exchanged gunfire off the eastern coast of Trincomalee.
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Sri Lankan Navy – Deadly attack on Sri Lanka navy

CNN – A nearly 4-year-old cease-fire between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebels is coming under pressure after at least 13 sailors were killed when an explosives-laden boat rammed into a Sri Lankan navy vessel early Saturday.
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Sri Lankan Navy – Sri Lankan Navy and Rebels Clash, Threatening Cease-Fire

New York Times – Tamil separatists attacked two Sri Lankan Navy ships early Thursday morning, abducting three sailors, the military said, and pushing the battered island nation closer to resuming its two-decade civil war.
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