Security forces cordon, search Potpathi Road area
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 13 December 2005, 11:18 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has cordoned the area surrounding the road leading to Potpathi Road Jaffna from Kondavil on Palaly Road and are conducting house to house searches early morning Tuesday, sources in Jaffna said. SLA arrested a youth who was involved in brokering motor bike sales. Youth is still in custody, according to reports.
The area undergoing SLA operation lies in proximity to Kondavil Post Office where a grenade attack took place during the Sri Lanka Presidential elections. Also Liberation Tigers' earlier Political Office was located on Potpathi Road.
Meanwhile, in Kodikamam area in Thenmaradchy and Kerudavil area in Meesalai also were cordoned and searched by the SLA Tuesday morning. Residents in the areas said that SLA's operation is still continuing after midday. SLA soldiers are conducting house to house searches and occupants are being asked to confirm their identities by producing their national identity cards.