Traffic from Vadamaradchi East restricted
[TamilNet, Saturday, 16 May 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Civilian traffic from Vadamaradchi east to other parts Jaffna is restricted following the killing of Major General Larry Wijeratne, Brigade Commander 524 Brigade on Thursday, said sources in Jaffna.
The checkpoint at Vallipuram, near Pt. Pedro, 32 km north of Jaffna, is restricting persons between the ages of 15 and 40 coming south, said sources.
Parts of east Vadamaradchi remain under Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) control. The Sri Lanka Army believes that this is one area from which regular infiltration by the LTTE into other parts of the peninsula takes place.