Search operation in Jaffna
[TamilNet, Saturday, 20 December 1997, 23:59 GMT]
The Sri Lankan Army cordoned off and searched the Kokuvil area in Jaffna in the early hours of the morning today. Potpathy, Ampatapalam and Kondavil were searched by the SLA.
No one was allowed to leave the area.
However, school going children in uniforms were allowed to leave just before school time, said sources in Jaffna.
But the children who are sitting for the G.C.E (O/L) exams today were not allowed to leave as they were not wearing school uniforms.
But later, following the intervention of some school teachers who could speak Sinhalese, the Army checked the identity cards of the exam taking children and allowed them to leave the area.
No details of arrests in this cordoned and search operation were available.