23 civilians arrested in Trincomalee
[TamilNet, Saturday, 14 April 2007, 12:09 GMT]
Twenty-three persons, majority of them Tamils, were taken into custody in a cordon and search operations conducted in Trincomalee town and its suburbs by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers Friday evening. The arrested are being detained in police stations and are being interrogated, sources said.
The detainees failed to prove their identity, police sources said.
The round-up was also aimed to stop any undesirable activity during the festive season in the east port town, police sources added.
The detainees would be released after the conclusion of the inquiry. Those found involved in any crime would be produced in court later, police sources said.