116 Tamil civilians held in Boosa detention camp

[TamilNet, Thursday, 25 January 2007, 11:51 GMT]
116 Tamil civilians including eight women are being detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) in the Boosa Detention Camp located in Galle. The detainees were arrested in Colombo and other parts of the country during cordon and search operations. Majority of them are natives of North-East.

Civil sources said more Tamil civilians arrested in such operations are also being detained in police stations located in Pettah, Fort, Mt.Lavinia, Mutuwal, Kotahena and Moratuwa in the Colombo city under the PTA and being interrogated by special police teams.

Of the 116 held in Boosa camp, inquiry against 74 suspects have been completed and 33 of them are expected to be released soon as no evidence has been found against them involving in any illegal activity, sources said.

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