Search operation in Kalmunai

[TamilNet, Thursday, 10 February 2000, 08:13 GMT]
Special Task Force (STF) elite troops and police conducted a combined cordon and search operation in Manlasenai near Kalmunai town, about 25 km. north-east of Ampara from 4 a.m. this morning.

No one was allowed to leave the village during the operation which went on till 10 a.m., residents said.

The STF said the search operation was conducted after they had received information that the Liberation Tigers have infiltrated the area.

No one was arrested the STF said.

The STF told villagers that they should not allow outsiders to stay there and warned not to support the Liberation Tigers. The STF also questioned if any youths from the area had joined the LTTE.

 

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