SLA checks villagers' identities in Thampalakamam

[TamilNet, Saturday, 28 April 2007, 12:19 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) ordered families residing in Potkerni and other suburbs in Thampalakamam, a traditional Tamil village in Trincomalee district, to be present at Kulakoddan Tamil Vidiyalayam Saturday morning to check their identities and to explain the purpose of their stay in the location, civil sources said.

Accordingly villagers have assembled from early morning before a team of army officials posted in the school, sources said.

Similar checking was carried out by the SLA two months ago in this village.

Villagers presented themselves at Kovilady army checkpoint and produced their identities. But no one was arrested at that time, sources said.

Police sources said checking is done to trace the presence of outsiders in the village.


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