10 Tamils arrested in Hambantota
[TamilNet, Monday, 02 April 2007, 10:27 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers and Police arrested ten Tamil civilians during a cordon and search operation carried out in Thankalai area in Hambantota district between midnight Sunday and early morning Monday, sources in hill country said.
The arrested were all Tamils from Northeast and plantation sector, informed sources said.
The search operation was conducted in predominantly Tamil neighborhoods in Thankalai area.
More than one hundred residents were detained for interrogation. All except the arrested 10 were later released, accoridng to Thangalai Police.