Piracy begins on land
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Famine and economic conditions could see piracy return.
Roots of piracy are on land as well as the sea, says Sri Lankan admiral
By PK Balachandran
A former Sri Lankan navy chief who is now an academic, Admiral Dr Jayanath Colombage, has said that the roots of piracy are on land as well as the sea.
Speaking to this correspondent following the seizure of an oil tanker by Somali pirates in the Horn of Africa on March 13 after a gap of five years, Adm Colombage said: “The sea is where piracy takes place, but it stems from conditions on land.”
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