Search operation in eastern province

[TamilNet, Friday, 07 November 1997, 23:59 GMT]
The Sri Lankan army and police conducted a joint cordon and search operation in the Tamil villages in Vallaichenai in the eastern province from 1.30 this afternoon. The operation continued for several hours.

map_sri_lanka.gifTraffic on Batticaloa - Vallaichenai road came to standstill as the result of the cordon. Vallaichenai is 20 miles north of Batticaloa.

The Sri Lankan police claimed later that they discovered 3 claymore mines in the area. However, no arrests were made.

 

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