News in Brief:

[TamilNet, Friday, 30 April 1999, 06:55 GMT]
Civilians move into SLA controlled areas, Body found in Chilaw, Four arrested in Colombo, Sivanathan Kishore, an official of the Sri Lanka Red Cross in Vavuniya has been handed over to the Police.

Civilians move into SLA controlled areas

Over thousand three hundred people from the LTTE controlled areas of the Vanni were allowed to go into the Sri Lankan Army controlled Vavuniya and Mannar areas yesterday.

Sources said that international non-governmental organisations might be allowed to travel through the SLA checkpost from today.

Meanwhile the co-ordinating officer in Mannar has instructed officials from the Road Development Authority to construct an open space at the 'cross-loading point' at the 9th mile post in the general area of Uylankulam.

The SLA has also agreed to allow 25 bags of cement at a time into the Nanaddan area about 15 miles south west of Mannar.


Previously only 5 bags at a time had been allowed.

Body found in Chilaw

The police said that the body of a youth was found on Wednesday evening near a temple in Chillaw, about 55 km. south of Colombo.

Police said that the youth was 5 feet 11 inches and was wearing brown jeans.

The body is lying is lying at the mortuary at the hospital.

Four arrested in Colombo

Four people were arrested by the Sri Lankan Police during a search operation on April 27, in Wattale, Colombo.

They were arrested when the police searched a house and a video shop.

The arrested have been identified as: K.Kamalanathan, D.Uthayashankar, P.Jeyachanthiran and P.Ilankes.

The police said they have confiscated a photocopy machine, computer, Telefax machine and a CD player.


Red Cross official in police custody

Sivanathan Kishore, an official of the Sri Lanka Red Cross in Vavuniya, who had been detained at the security forces headquarters in Vavuniya has been handed over to the Police yesterday evening, said sources close to his family.

Kishore has yet to be questioned as the officer who was to question him has gone on leave.

They also said that Kishore has undergone medical check.

 

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