SLA cordons-off, searches Chunnaakam

[TamilNet, Sunday, 23 March 2008, 04:13 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers cordoned off large areas in Chunnaakam West including Uduvil North and Kantharoadai and conducted house to house search Sunday morning, sources in Jaffna said.

No details of arrests are available.

The search follows the shooting death of Tharmarajah Ragupath, a 34-year old family man near Murugamoorthi Temple in Kantharoadai West Chunnaakam by unidentified men Saturday morning.

Although residents in Murugamoorthy Temple area said the youth was an ex-member of PLOTE, officials of the PLOTE have not confirmed if victim was once belonged to their organization.



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