Search operation in Valaichenai

[TamilNet, Thursday, 05 November 1998, 10:01 GMT]
The Sri Lankan Army (SLA) cordoned off and searched three villages in the Valaichenai area, 32 kilometers north of Batticaloa, from 5 a.m. early this morning to 12 o'clock. Ten civilians were arrested by the army and were taken away to the SLA camp at the Valaichenai paper mills.

The villages of Puthukkudiyiruppu, Kannankiramam and Vinayakapuram were searched by troops; and all the residents were screened and interrogated.

The refugee camp at Vinayakapuram was also checked.


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