Eleven civilians arrested in Nugegoda
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 31 January 2007, 03:31 GMT]
Eleven civilians, majority of them Tamil, were arrested in a house-to-house cordon and search operation conducted by the Sri Lankan security forces in Nugegoda, a suburb in Colombo city, Tuesday night, sources in Colombo said.
The arrested civilians allegedly failed to produce necessary documents to prove their identity, and to provide plausible explanation for their presence, sources said. All arrested are undergoing interrogation.
The arrested are expected to be produced in court on completion of investigations, police sources said.
The security forces are regularly conducting cordon and search operations in Tamil dominated suburbs in Colombo. The increased level of security operations has been instituted in view of the forth coming 59th Independence Day celebration to be held in Colombo on February 4, sources said.