SLA intensifies search operations in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Sunday, 03 September 2006, 16:54 GMT]
Sri Lankan Army (SLA) soldiers cordoned off several hamlets in Karaveddy area in Vadamaradchi and conducted a search from Sunday noon till evening. Around 600 villagers were herded to a tempel and were interrogated in front of of masked spotters. Three have been detained for further intorrogation, villagers said.

Also on Saturday, SLA troops conducted a cordon and search operation in Manipay and detained 15 persons. According to Hunam Rights Commission in Jaffna, 10 have been released.

Meanwhile, two men have been reported abducted by unidentified persons, Sunday.

Anathamoorthy Sathiyaseelan,28, was abducted while he was ridding in a motorbike from Chavakachcheri to Kaithady, Sunday.

Separatley, a trader was abducted from his house in Kopay South by men who had come in a white van. Selvarajah Iynkaran,24, owns a shop at Kopay which was damaged Saturday night.

 

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