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SLA launch large scale cordon, search in Vadamaraadchi

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 11 February 2009, 17:20 GMT]
Hundreds of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers conducted a large scale cordon and search from early morning Wednesday till evening in Karaveddi area in Vadamaraadchi, sources in Vadamaraadchi said. The religious rites for the local ICRC employee killed recently which took place at his house in Karaveddi Wednesday where many people had gathered may have triggered the SLA search, the sources said.

SLA soldiers confiscated the National Identity Cards of the residents of Karaveddi and had gathered all of them in public places where they were subjected to rigorous checking and interrogation, the sources added.

No information is available of anyone being arrested during the search.

The SLA cordon and search conducted in Karaveddi where people had gathered to attend the religious rites of the ICRC employee killed has raised fear among the residents.

 

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