Sri Lankan military launches massive search operation in Vanni

Wednesday January 02, 2019

The Sri Lankan military has launched a massive search operation in the jungles between Puthur and Kanagarayan Kulam.


According to the locals, the search operation was launched by the Sri Lankan military after a man threw a bag at police officers, who had stopped him at Puthur and attempted to arrest him, on Tuesday night and then ran into the jungles.


Sri Lanka's notorious counter-insurgency arm, the Special Task Force (STF), was assisting the search operation, locals have added.


Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan police have claimed that they had recovered a pistol, four hand grenades and ammunitions inside the bag abandoned by the suspect.