Sri Lankan navy launches extra vigil over terrorists


Sri Lankan navy has launched extra vigil on its northern seas in wake of media reports that some terrorist elements may have left the country to land on Indian shores.

Navy spokesman Isuru Desapriya told our correspondent that the vigil is being carried out based on media reports but there has not been any such alert from security agencies.

He said special security plan is being implemented since Easter Sunday attacks and several naval units have been deployed to prevent any illegal movement of personnel and goods.

Earlier, several media outlets reported that a group of 15 suspected Islamic State terrorists were fleeing Sri Lanka towards the Kerala Coast. Coastal security has been beefed up across the Kerala coast in wake of reports. Read More

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