SLA imposes restrictions on Thiruketheeswaram residents
[TamilNet, Friday, 30 December 2005, 18:33 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has imposed restriction and close surveillance on
the movement of about forty families residing in the surrounding of the
historic Thiruketheeswaram Sivan Temple following several explosions and
violent incidents in other parts of the Mannar district. These families are
among several hundred families displaced in the year 1990 due to violence.
They were allowed to resettle to assist reconstruction work on the damaged
Thallady main camp of the SLA is located close to the temple and the temple
area has been declared by the SLA as high security zone.
SLA authorities two days ago confiscated thirty-five bags of cement taken
by workers for the construction of the temple, sources said.
The residents have been warned not to allow any members of their
relatives or friends to stay in their houses without getting permission
from the police post is located in the area.