SLA cordons off, searches Vavuniyaa bazaar area

[TamilNet, Monday, 13 April 2009, 11:39 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Police Sunday from morning till evening conducted cordon and search operation covering the entire bazaar area of Vavuniyaa town. Civilians were not allowed to enter or leave bazaar area till the operation was completed. People in the bazaar area were taken to a location close to the police station where they were subjected to severe interrogation and their identities were checked. Those failed to prove their identity were taken to the police station for further inquiry, sources said.

Police said they received information on the presence of suspicious individuals, and conducted the operation to arrest strangers who may have infiltrated into the bazaar area.

 

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