SLA cordons, searches Ariyalai

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 04 July 2006, 13:14 GMT]
More thatn 500 troops from Sri Lanka Army (SLA) cordoned off and searched central and southern grama sevaka areas of Ariyalai Jaffna from early morning till 2:00 p.m., residents in Ariyalai said. Soldiers checked the Identity cards of residents and took away photographs which were shown to a masked paramilitary spotter waiting inside an SLA temporary sentry, local residents said.

Residents of Thirumagal Road, Kangaretnam Road, Chemmani Road, Ananthan Vadali Road, Subramaniyam Road, Vairavar Road, Ambal Road and Pechiyamman Road were subjected house-to-house search, local residents said.

No one was arrested during the operations, sources said.


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