12 Tamil youths arrested in cordon, search Ea'raavoor

[TamilNet, Sunday, 23 November 2008, 17:55 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Police arrested twelve Tamil youths in a combined cordon and search operation conducted in Ea'raavoor Police division in Batticaloa district Saturday afternoon. The search operation was triggered by the shooting death of M Ibrahim, 45, a SLA Intelligence operative at 4:00 p.m. Saturday in Punnakkudaa area in Earaavoor.

Ibrahim was shot dead while he was riding his motorbike towards Ea'raavoor by armed men who followed him in another motorbike.

Pannakkudaa lies 16km north of Batticaloa town.


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