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Sri Lankan military exercise carried out on Vaharai beach

Sri Lankan troops took part in a military exercise on Vaharai beach in Batticaloa this week.

Over 100 Sri Lankan Marines, 30 commandos and 30 Special Forces personnel took part in the exercise, which according to the Daily News was held to “amplify the operational readiness, in collaboration with allied forces, to withstand any form of threat posed by an enemy both from the sea and land”.

Several Sri Lankan naval vessels also took part.

Vaharai was the site of a massive Sri Lankan armed forces offensive leading to the capture of the town in early 2007.

See more from TamilNet on the offensive and its aftermath here, here and here.

See more on the military exercise from Daily News here.