The LTTE terrorists launched a suicide attack at the Gall harbour and the Sri Lanka Navy camp Dakshina around 7.45 this morning.
It has been reported that five explosive laden vessels under the guise of fishermen have come for the attack. Three suicide boats were completely destroyed by the Navy whilst the other two exploded themselves at the close proximity to the harbour.
Naval sources said that two Naval Inshore Patrol Craft (IPC's), were severely damaged due to explosions. However, the extent of the damage is yet to be assessed.
The Special Task Force has sent reinforcements to the location and the security in area is beefed up. Police curfew has also been enforced and a counter terrorist operation is under way.
Meanwhile, the Galle- Matara main road is remained closed to facilitate the counter terrorist operation.
According to the available information a sailor has been killed and at least 26 others including civilians have suffered injuries due to the incident. The injured were immediately transferred to the General Hospital Karapitiya.
The situation is now under control and the security forces requests the general public to remain calm and to extend their fullest support to the military officials.