The two survivors of Saturday`s attack on a navy Dvora craft have revealed that their vessel sank within minutes of the alleged LTTE attack.
The two injured sailors, who are receiving treatment for minor injuries, said this when interviewed by the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM), in Trincomalee on Sunday evening.
SLMM spokeswoman Helen Olafsdottir, told the Daily Mirror, most of the details of Saturday`s attack could not be made public as inquiries were continuing.
However, she stressed that the monitors were still not in a position to firmly say if the LTTE was behind the attack as there was no conclusive evidence.
She said the monitors were still at the initial stage of their inquiries and added that they would carry out more extensive investigations to cover all possibilities.
According to military reports a suspected LTTE suicide sea tiger craft rammed into the navy patrol Dvora type fast craft on Saturday morning after hiding among a fleet of fishing brafts.
The SLMM is yet to visit the location of the attack and Ms. Olafsdottir said the ceasefire monitors were keen to pinpoint the exact location in the sea, as to where the attack took place, to get a clearer picture of the incident. ER