Government peace secretariat official visits Batticaloa
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 09 August 2006, 20:54 GMT]
Dr.Palitha Kohone, Director of the Sri Lankan Government Peace Secretariat, Tuesday evening visited Batticaloa district and held discussion with Mr.C.Punnyamoorthy, Government Agent, at the Batticaloa district Secretariat sources, said. He later met with Brigadier Amal Karunaratne, Senior Police Superintendent Maxie Proctor, and several security officials at 223 Brigade Headquarters in Batticaloa.
Dr. Kohone also paid a visit to Batticaloa Bishop's House and had talks for about two hours with Bishop Dr.Kingsely Swampillai.
Talks centred on indiscriminate arrest of civilians and other difficulties faced by the civilians in their normal life due to increased checking and search operation by the SLA in the district, sources said.
Dr. Kohone earlier visited Amparai, sources said.