145 persons arrested in Puttalam district

[TamilNet, Saturday, 20 January 2007, 10:06 GMT]
145 persons were arrested during a combined cordon and search operation by the Sri Lanka Army and Police in Puttalam, Anamaduwa and Vannathivillu in the North Western Province, from Thursday night till dawn of Friday. Majority of arrested are Tamils, sources said.

124 were arrested in Puttalam Police division alone and the rest in Anamaduwa and Vannathivillu divisions, the sources said.

Separateley, a Tamil man was arrested during a cordon and search operation covering Teldeniya, Rajawella and Aluthwatte in Kandy police division. Velu Thiyagarajah, a resident of Hendala in Colombo was taken in for questioning as he failed to provide his identity and reason for his presence in Kandy, the sources said.


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