30 Tamil civilians arrested in Kandy
[TamilNet, Monday, 19 February 2007, 15:58 GMT]
Thirty Tamil civilians were arrested in Kandy and Teldeniya in the central
province Monday morning in a cordon and search operation conducted by the
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and police. Most of the arrested are natives of North East
and Colombo. Government security forces on a tip off blocked all roads and
searched all vehicles.
Police said the detainees taken into custody as they gave contradicting statements as reasons for their stay in the locality.
Tamils who proved their identity were also taken into custody.
Meanwhile, fourteen Tamil civilians arrested in a search operation last week covering Kandy bus stand area are still being detained in Kandy police station.