Eight persons arrested in search operation in Madawachchi

[TamilNet, Friday, 08 September 2006, 12:13 GMT]
Eight civilians including Tamils and Muslims were arrested at Ikkirigollawa village in Anuradhapura district in the North Central Province in a seven hour combined cordon and search operation by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA), Police and home guards conducted on Friday morning from 5 a.m. till noon.

The first search operation in this Muslim village was held on Monday following a claymore explosion. In that operation four Tamils including a woman were arrested for investigation.

A-9 (Jaffna-Kandy) highway is going through this village located in Madawachchi electorate. All buses and other vehicles going through this village were stopped and passengers checked during the search operation. Vehicles were also subjected to severe checks.

 

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