Sri Lankan forces cordon, search Batticaloa town market

[TamilNet, Friday, 23 June 2006, 08:38 GMT]
Sri Lanka Police, Special Task Force (STF) and the SriLanka Army (SLA) troopers, with paramilitary cadres, cordoned off and searched Batticaloa town market area, located near Batticaloa Police station, Friday from 5:30 a.m. till 10:30 a.m. No arrests were made during the search operation, Police said.

Tamil paramilitary cadres also accompanied the Sri Lankan soldiers during the search operation, residents said.

All traffic in Batticaloa remained blocked till 11.00 a.m. in the morning.


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