40 civilians arrested in Vaazhaichcheanai

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 24 September 2008, 17:59 GMT]
Vaahzaichcheanai police and Sri Lanka Army (SLA) arrested forty persons on suspicion Wednesday in a joint cordon and search operation launched around 6:00 a.m in Ki'n'naiyadi main street area, Vaazhaichcheanai in Batticaloa district, sources in Vaazhaichcheanai said.

SLA troops and police searched all the houses and subjected residents to rigorous checking and interrogation until 11:00 a.m.

The arrested persons have been taken to Vaazhaichcheanai police station.

Vaazhzichcheanai is located 32 km north of Batticaloa town.


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