13 Tamil civilians arrested in Kohuwela

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 13 March 2007, 10:54 GMT]
Thirteen Tamil civilians were arrested Monday night in a cordon and search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Police at Kohuwela, a suburb in Colombo city. All including three women are natives of North East province and were temporarily staying with friends and family members in their homes and in lodges in Kohuwela when they were arrested, sources said.

They are being detained in Mount Lavinia police station and are being questioned about their purpose of staying in Kohuwela. Some of the arrested have failed to prove their identity, police sources said.

Those who fail to prove their identity and do not have valid reason for their presence will be produced in court later, Police said.


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