Defence Ministry denies social media claims

Ministry of Defence denied the circulation of false details published on social media and certain media regarding alleged mining in the seas off the coast of Batticaloa by a barge that had been anchored a few days ago due to facing an emergency following a fuel shortage during the ship’s expedition from UAE to Bangladesh.

The barge has been scheduled to sail to its destination after refueling from the local shipping agent, Victory Agencies in Trincomalee.

Therefore, the general public is advised not to be misled by such false information

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