STF arrests 25 males in Vavu'natheevu, Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 04 November 2008, 13:42 GMT]
Sri Lankan Special Task Force (STF) commandos and police conducted a joint cordon and search Tuesday from 5:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in Kannagkudaa in Vavu'natheevu police division in Batticaloa district arresting 25 men, sources in Batticaloa said. The arrested men are held in Vavu'natheevu police station for further inquiries, residents of Vavu'natheevu said.

The STF commandos and police checked every house in the area, and confiscated the National Identity Cards (NIC), of those who were ready to leave for work. The male residents were directed  to assemble at the  Kannangkudaa Ka'n'naki Amman temple for further interrogation.

The NICs of the women in the houses too were inspected by the search party.

Persons on their last day of Kanthasaddi fast too were taken to be checked without paying heed to their religious rites, the residents added.


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