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Canada alert on LTTE ship

Jul 31, 2010 4:18:05 AM - itnnews.lk

The Canadian Security Forces have been kept on alert after receiving information that a ship carrying hundreds of immigrants including LTTE cadres is heading towards the Canadian territorial waters.

Reports quoting the Canadian Defence Ministry said that the ship will approach the British Colombia coast during the next few weeks. Adequate information with regard to the ship and its passengers has so far not been revealed. Defence Minister Peter MacKay said that they have been tracking the vessel for some time. He said future action will depend on the assessment done on the information.

Media reports earlier said that there are more than 200 LTTE cadres in the ship. Security has been beefed up in the Canadian waters.