Rajapaksa rides LTTE`s sea scooter in Jaffna
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 22:48
Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa rode a sea scooter captured from the LTTE in the northern sea when he spent a night in Jaffna peninsula, which was earlier the stronghold of the defeated rebels.

Rajapaksa toured the northern Jaffna district on Sunday to open the Sangupiddy Bridge connecting mainland and the peninsula and attend the national Thai Pongal festival the following day.

The president performed his daily physical exercise along the Kankasanthurai beach followed by a ride in a sea scooter, Lankapuvath news agency reported.

The sea scooter was captured from the LTTE by the Sri Lanka Navy during the war which ended in May 2009.

The news agency also published a photograph of the president riding the sea scooter.


First Published: Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 22:48

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