28 Tamil civilians arrested in Matale, Moratuwa

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 06 June 2007, 11:02 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and police arrested 25 Tamil civilians in acordon and search operation conducted in Matale in Kandy district in the central province from late night of Tuesday till dawn of Wednesday. About two hundred soldiers and police personnel were deployed in the operation, sources said. Meanwhile, the police in Moratuwa took three Tamil civilians into custody in the western province Wednesday morning.

The suspects arrested in Matale are being detained in the police station and being interrogated by the Terrorist Intelligence Unit to ascertain the purpose of their visit to Matale, sources said.

Police said the suspects were taken into custody as they failed to prove their identity and provide satisfactory reason for the stay in the location.

 

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