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.