Search operation in Peradeniya, 1 Tamil youth arrested
[TamilNet, Monday, 24 March 2008, 11:22 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Sri Lanka Police conducted a large scale cordon and search operation in Peradeniya police division from dawn to dusk on Sunday, media sources said. All trains to and from Peradeniya railway station were subjected to search and passengers were interrogated. One Tamil youth was taken into custody and is being detained in Peradeniya police station for further interrogation.
The search operation covered areas come under Hindagala, Heli Oya, Penideniya and Peradeniya railway station.
Several hundred vehicles and large number of people were subjected to search. The operation especially targeted Tamil speaking people, media sources said.