Puthukkudiyiruppu SLA camp closed down

[TamilNet, Saturday, 17 July 1999, 20:38 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Army closed down its large camp at Puthukkudiyiruppu on the Mannar-Thalaimannar road today as the troops have been relocated to the Mannar camp, said army sources.

Sources said that the camp was relocated to allow for refugee resettlement.

According to the sources the North-east Governor was told that the refugees could not return to their homes due to the presence of the large SLA camp and that troops had occupied some of the houses in the area.

Special Task Force (STF) elite troops have been sent to the area, army sources said.

However, army sources refused to say if the STF would put up a camp in the area.

 

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