SLA, Police cordon, search Batticaloa suburbs

[TamilNet, Friday, 16 September 2005, 14:24 GMT]
More than five-hundred soldiers of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Police cordoned off and searched Sinna Urani and Iruthayapuram, two outer suburbs of Batticaloa town Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., civilian sources said. SLA soldiers collected family details of selected households in the area. Policemen with paint-brushes painted number of family members with a number they assigned to households on the walls, sources added.

No one was arrested in the search operation, police said.

Sinna Urani and Iruthayapuram are located 3 to 5 km north of Batticaloa town.

 

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