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.