Two Sri Lankan soldiers were caught breaking into a home in Kilinochchi in the early hours of Thursday morning.
The soldiers were caught trying to break into a home in Poonakary, Kilinochchi by residents at around 3am on Thursday.
The residents shouted for help causing neighbours to gather.
The soldiers were caught and handed over to Mulankavil police.
Locals of the area (Kariyalainagapaduvan - Ganesh Kudiyiruppu) said that they have been facing harassment and intimidation for a long time from the military camps in their midst and that this was the first time they had caught the culprits red-handed.