STF charged with Batticaloa security

[TamilNet, Saturday, 11 November 2000, 16:31 GMT]
Special Task Force (STF) members replaced Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers from the camps and checkpoints in Batticaloa town today and will be responsible for the security of the town, said army sources.

Until now, STF was in charge of security functions only for the region between the Batticaloa town and Aaraiyampathy, located 12 km south of the town.

STF personnel began occupying the Kovinthan Road camp and the Tooth-Powder company camp vacated by the SLA soldiers today.

Batticaloa Brigade camp and the Kallady army camp continue to be occupied by the SLA soldiers.

 

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