SL Navy arrests more Tamil civilians fleeing to Tamilnadu
[TamilNet, Monday, 21 August 2006, 12:23 GMT]
Sri Lanka Navy Sunday night arrested another batch of 76 Tamil civilians in Mannar mid sea when they were fleeing to Tamilnadu in two fibre glass boats. Eleven boatmen were taken into custody by SLN personnel with the two fibre glass boats. All civilians were residents of Pesalai and Vankalai in Mannar district and, Thirukadaloor and Salli in Trincomalee district.
Civilians and boatmen were handed over to Talaimannar Police Monday morning by the SLN. Later they were produced in Mannar courts Monday evening around 4.30 p.m. Additional Magistrate Mr.T.J.Pirapaharan ordered remand for eleven boatmen till August 24 and instructed the Police to hand over the civilians to the civil authority in the district, legal sources said.