Cordon, search operation held in Mannar town
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 14 June 2006, 11:05 GMT]
Sri Lanka armed forces and Sri Lanka Police Wednesday conducted five-hour cordon and search operation covering Emil Nagar, Sinnakadai Bazaar, Hospital Road, Eluthoor Road, Thalvupadu Road and One Hundred Houses' Scheme in Periyakamam in the Mannar town, civil society sources in Mannar said. Residents were not allowed to move out of their houses between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. during the search operation, sources added.
No one was arrested during the operation, according to Mannar residents.
Traffic along Mannar-Talaimannar Road and Mannar Thalvupadu Road were brought to a halt till the operation was over.
Government servants working in offices located in Mannar town reported for work after 10 a.m., sources said.