SLA conducts searches in Mannaar to obstruct Heroes’ Day observations

[TamilNet, Saturday, 27 November 2010, 07:34 GMT]
Armed Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers and police jointly launched search operations in important places in Manaar Friday from 6:00 p.m to midnight with the aim to prevent anyone from paying homage to the Heroes who laid down their lives in the struggle for liberation, sources in Mannaar said. The soldiers and the policemen stopped people going along the roads and checked their belongings to find any leaflets related to Heroes’ Day or things used to light lamps in memory of the heroes. There is no information available about anyone arrested during the searches.

Sudden search operations were launched in Mannaar district including Thalai Mannaar, Murungkan and Mannaar town.

People who stood in groups in public places were interrogated to find whether anyone of them was preparing to observe Heroes Day Saturday.

During the past few months SLA and police had increased sudden searches and checking in Mannaar district.

 

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