Eleven arrested during round up

[TamilNet, Friday, 04 September 1998, 23:14 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) arrested a youth who attempted to take cyanide during an extensive round up in the heart of Pt. Pedro town in Jaffna yesterday. Ten persons were arrested from the civilians who had been herded into the town centre after the youth was taken away.

The SLA launched a cordon and search operation in Pt. Pedro in the early hours of the morning yesterday. The round up included areas from the 4th cross street to Aththiyadi and bus depot.

More than 500 civilians were taken by the SLA to the town centre for interrogation.

SLA officers addressed the crowd later warning that the army would deal harshly with persons providing assistance to the Liberation Tigers who had infiltrated Pt.Pedro town, said sources

Following this, a hooded spotter was brought before the detained crowd by the SLA to identify LTTE suspects and sympathisers.

Sources who were present in the town centre yesterday said that the youth attempted to swallow cyanide as soon as the hooded army spotter had arrived on the scene.

The SLA apprehended the others following this they said.

Sources said that the SLA operation appears to have been planned on the basis of information about the presence of some LTTE activists and about persons in the town who were providing assistance to them.

Although the round up was called off about 3 p.m. in the afternoon, the town remained deserted for the rest of the day they said.


Latest 15 Reports
04.02.24 15:40   Photo
சியோனிசம் காணும் தோல்வி ஈழத்தமிழருக்குப் பலன் தரவல்ல படிமை மாற்றத்தின் அறிகுறி
24.04.22 05:44  
தீவின் நெருக்கடிச் சூழலில் ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசம் கடைப்பிடிக்கவேண்டிய நிலைப்பாடுகள்
09.04.22 14:44   Photo
குறிதவறும் ஈழத்தமிழர் தலைமைகளுக்கு வரலாறு தருகின்ற எச்சரிக்கை
21.01.22 07:24   Photo
ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசத்தின் தலைமைத்துவம் தேர்தல் அரசியற் கட்சிகளுக்கு அப்பாலானது
02.11.21 15:32   Photo
13 ஆம் சட்டத்திருத்தத்தால் கட்டமைக்கப்பட்ட இன அழிப்பை எதிர்கொள்ள முடியுமா?
15.09.21 08:19  
English version not available
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
09.04.21 14:46  
English version not available
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
Find this article at: