SLA takes over library, houses

[TamilNet, Sunday, 07 July 2002, 06:48 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Army in Jaffna Saturday marked the village of Amban and its environs as a high security zone. The SLA took over a public library and six homes in Thumpalai East near Pt.Pedro town Friday to set up defence positions in the area. Amban is on the southeastern coast of the Jaffna peninsula.

The SLA occupies the Amban rural hospital. The military is also in the Maruthankerni Assistant Government Agent's office and the Amban agrarian services center.

Meanwhile, the SLA Friday took over six houses belonging to civilians in Thumpalai east on the southern outskirts of Pt.Pedro town in Jaffna .

The military also took over the local library in the area for establishing defences in the area.


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