House to house searches in Vadamaradchi East
[TamilNet, Monday, 26 April 1999, 15:34 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) cordoned off the Manalkadhu and Kudaththanai areas in Vadarmaradchi East this morning and conducted a house to house search operation.
All transport through the Vallipuram SLA check post was disrupted for a few hours due to the search operation said sources.
Meanwhile the SLA re-enforced the ban on deep sea fishing during the night from today.
The ban was relaxed for two days in the areas between Katkovalam and Maamunai in the Vadamaradchi East region of the Jaffna peninsula.
Yesterday, the SLA arrested Ramachandra Gangatharan, 24 was arrested in Manthikai in the Vadamaradchi division of Jaffna. Relatives have complained to the Human Rights Commission in Jaffna.