Security concerns in Colombo

[TamilNet, Thursday, 26 November 1998, 22:57 GMT]
The Sri Lankan Army (SLA) headquarters in Colombo warned residents of the capital and its suburbs to be extra vigilant about strangers who visit high-rise buildings. It said that the warning was issued in view of possible attempts by the Liberation Tigers to destabilise the city.

The Sri Lankan security establishment goes on red alert for the 'Maaveerar' (great heroes) week observed by the Liberation Tigers, fearing surprise attacks by the rebels.

Meanwhile the Sri Lankan security forces headquarters at Palaly, in Jaffna, said in a press note put out this evening that troops recovered one T56, two magazines and 40 rounds of 7.62 ammunition in Nunavil, Jaffna yesterday. The statement said that the army arrested a civilian in connection with the detection.

The Voice of the Tigers, said that the SLA stationed in the Jaffna peninsula fired artillery shells towards the Pooneryn area around 3.30 p.m. today. Details of the damage were not reported.


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