Canadian family formally detained

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 08 September 1998, 11:21 GMT]
Sources in Puttalam said today that the Canadian Tamil family which was arrested in the northwestern town was produced at the Chilaw courts and a Detention Order (DO) has been issued on them.

The family, including a 5 year old boy, has been brought to Colombo for further investigations they said.

The family is originally from Jaffna but had been settled in Puttalam for some time.

Police sources said that the family had come on a holiday from Canada to Puttalam.


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