SLA troopers cordon, search Trincomalee town
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 24 May 2006, 18:26 GMT]
Sri Lankan armed forces and policemen launched a lightning cordon and search operation in the heart of east port Trincomalee town covering Main Street and Central Road with the assistance of sniffer dogs on a tip off that an explosive had been concealed in a house. No explosives were found during the search and no one was arrested in the search operation, police sources said.
The search operation, commenced around 3:30 p.m., was called off after about two and a half hours.
No one was allowed to enter houses from outside and leave from their houses when search operation was on, civil sources said.
Police and army soldiers entered each house and inspected all rooms and checked the identity of occupants and queried whether there were any newcomers given accommodation in the houses, residents said.