Arrests in Batticaloa, Vavuniya
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 10 August 1999, 15:31 GMT]
Nine people, including five women were arrested during a combined search operation by the Sri Lanka Army and military trained Police in the Batticaloa Central Market area this afternoon sources said.
Meanwhile, sources in Vavuniya said five people were arrested in a cordon and search operation conducted by Sri Lankan security forces at Kurumankadu, a suburb of Vavuniya, last eveninig.
The search operation which started around 6 pm went on for more than 3 hours, residents said.
Elsewhere in Vavuniya town, a suspected member of the LTTE was arrested yesterday.
SLA sources said he had attempted to commit suicide by swallowing cyanide, and that he has been admitted to Anuradhapura hospital for further treatment, the sources said.