A9 travellers checked at gunpoint
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 19 July 2005, 14:40 GMT]
Passengers reaching Jaffna from Colombo Tuesday evening said that Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were checking the travellers on A9 at gunpoint at a newly constructed checkpoint at Arasankulam, 1 km. south of Omanthai checkpoint.
The Arasankulam checkpoint, eracted hastenly Tuesday morning, is an addtional checkpoint, sources in Vavuniya said.
Last week political officials of the Liberation TIgers in Vavuniya complained to ceasefire monitors that fresh paramilitary cadres have been brought into Vavuniya.