SL forces tighten security in government controlled territory in NE
[TamilNet, Monday, 24 November 2008, 12:28 GMT]
Sri Lankan forces have beefed up military deployment in Northern and Eastern provinces controlled by their troops, prior to Tamileelam Heroes Day remembrance by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on November 27. All vehicles passing through the checkpoints of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Mannaar, Vavuniyaa, and Trincomalee are being thoroughly checked and people are questioned on the purpose of their travel.
Civilians are not allowed to park their vehicles, motor bicycles and bicycles in public places.
Sri Lankan Police officials insist that owners of the vehicles should accompany the travelers in the vehicles.