SLA raids PLOTE office

[TamilNet, Friday, 20 March 1998, 23:59 GMT]
The Sri Lankan army surrounded the PLOTE office in Chavakachcheri in Jaffna this morning and arrested every one in the premises said sources this afternoon. The SLA has not officially said anything about this unprecedented move.

However, informed sources in Jaffna said that according to initial reports from Chavakachcheri the army had swooped on the PLOTE office on information that two persons suspected to be members of the Liberation Tigers were operating against the SLA in the area from the PLOTE's Chavakachcheri branch premises.

The persons suspected to LTTE operatives were also taken away by the army said sources.

The PLOTE office in Colombo, however, said that they were not aware of the incident.

 

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