Cordon, search operation in Trincomalee stepped up

[TamilNet, Saturday, 28 February 2009, 21:04 GMT]
Sri Lanka Police and the Sri Lanka Army have stepped up its patrolling and cordon and search operations in the Trincomalee town and its suburbs, where Tamils live in majority. On Friday the police took about five Tamil youths into custody in the Uppuveli Police division alleging that they were strangers to the locality and subjected them for severe interrogation.

Meanwhile, police at all checkpoints in the town stop all cyclists, motorists and pedestrians and subject them to thorough investigation and examine their belongings minutely. Bags and baggage of commuters in bus stand and railway station in Trincomalee town are also subjected to severe search by security personnel before they undertake their journey,

 

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