Curfew re-imposed in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Monday, 17 April 2006, 16:21 GMT]
Curfew was re-imposed in three police divisions, Trincomalee town, Uppuveli and Chinabay in the Trincomalee with effect from 6 p.m. from Monday till Tuesday 6 a.m. The police said the curfew has been imposed as a precautionary measure. Earlier today, police and Sri Lanka Army personnel cordoned off and conducted a house-to-house search in Varothiayanagar, a Tamil suburb about 3 km. north of the eastern port town. About 50 Tamil residents were detained for questioning.

All vehicles, motorbikes and push bicycles passing through the village were stopped and throughly checked by the government troops, residents said.

Meanwhile, Mr.Gothabaya Rajapakse, Defense Secretary with Mr.Chandra Fernando, Inspector General of Police Monday paid a visit to Trincomalee town and held a discussion with district level military and police officials on the ground situation after the bomb blast and the violence which followed thereafter.

The strike by bank employees in Trincomalee came up for during the discussion, security sources said.

 

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