Navy increases coastal surveillance in Mannar
[TamilNet, Thursday, 23 August 2007, 10:59 GMT]
Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has increased its surveillance along the coastal villages from Talaimannaar to Pe'saalaiin Mannaar district for the last one week. Naval personnel are subjecting every boat and canoe to thorough search, civil sources said. SLN sources said they have received information that large consignment of fuel and other materials are stored in government controlled areas to be taken to LTTE held territory.
All fish vadiyas put up along the coast of Pe'saalai and boats anchored along the shore are being daily searched.
Meanwhile, all vehicles bound for Pe'saalai from Mannaar town are being stopped at every checkpoint and passengers are ordered to get down. They are allowed to travel after their belongings are checked, sources said.