20 civilians arrested in Gampaha

[TamilNet, Friday, 22 June 2007, 23:21 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and police arrested twenty civilians, most of them Tamil, during a combined cordon and search operation conducted from late night on Thursday till dawn on Friday in eleven police divisions in the Gampaha district in western province.

The arrested civilians failed to prove the identity and provide valid reason for their stay in the location, police sources said.

Officials of the Terrorist Intelligence Unit of the Sri Lanka Police are conducting investigation into the background of the suspects now being detained in police stations.

 

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