SLA, Police cordon, search Maligawatte housing schemes

[TamilNet, Thursday, 24 December 2009, 12:36 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army and Police personnel conducted a search operation Wednesday afternoon in Colombo at Maligawatte Housing Scheme, causing tension among the residents in the area.

Clothes cupboards, kitchen utensils, refrigerators, canisters and even shoes were searched during the operation, residents said.

Over 100 Sri Lankan military and police personnel were involved in this operation.

The operation was conducted in view of the presidential election, police media spokesman I.M.Karunaratne said.

Residents of the area complained that they were not allowed to leave their homes to purchase provisions before the Christmas celebrations.

 

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