MV Uhana


MV Uhana

The MV "Uhana" is a Sri Lankan naval vessel that was subjected to a suicide attack in June 2000.cite news
url=http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20080602_03
title=How Successful is Counter Terrorism in the Asia-Pacific? - Sri Lanka's Experience
author=Rohitha Bogollagama
date=May 31 2008
accessdate=2008-06-02
quote=The precision targeting and execution of the attack by the terrorists on the hull of the vessel by Al-Qaeda operatives was almost identical to the mode of attack conducted by the LTTE's sea Tigers. One could discern from the similarity of attacks that there would have been a transfer of knowledge and expertise in the field of maritime terrorism.
] A speedboat loaded with explosives positioned itself next to the Sri Lankan vessel, near Point Pedro, before blowing itself up.According to Rohitha Bogollagama, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, the Tamil Tigers were behind the attack.He compared the attack on the "Uhana" to al Qaeda's attack on the USS "Cole", four months later.He suggested that al Qaeda and the Tamil Tigers learned techniques from one another.

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