[TamilNet, Saturday, 23 May 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers at Valipuram assaulted fifteen Tamil youths who were returning from Vadamaradchi East having collected firewood today saids sources. The troops also confiscated the firewood.
Meanwhile the Commanding Officer (CO) of the Manthikai SLA camp summoned the residents of Puloly South in Vadamaradchi and collected details of their household members today.
He also asked them to support the SLA during its night search operations. One such operation was conducted in Valipuram last night.