Mannar district under tight security

[TamilNet, Monday, 09 April 2007, 10:34 GMT]
Security in Mannar district has been tightened and more police personnel and soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) have been deployed for patrollling of key roads, civil sources in Mannar said. Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) and Police have set up additional roadblocks along Pallimunai-Mannar Road and along Talaimannar-Thalvupadu Road, and are thoroughly checking all vehicles.

More roadblocks and sentry points have been set up by government security forces to check everyone visiting Mannar town, sources said.

Meanwhile, hundreds of civilians from villages Murunkan, Nanattan, Paraharikandal, Uyilankulam, Arippu, Mullikulam, Silavathurai and Vankalai and from LTTE held territory Monday entered the government held Mannar town to buy provisions for the forthcoming Tamil and Sinhala New Year.

 

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