4 Tamils arrested in Gampaha

[TamilNet, Friday, 06 July 2007, 20:37 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) arrested three Tamil civilians in a cordon and search operation conducted in Gampaha town Thursday and have detained them at the Gampaha police station. Police said the arrested men failed to provide valid reasons for staying in Gampaha. The detainees arebeing questioned by the Terrorist Intelligence Division of the Police.

A combined cordon and search operation was conducted in eleven police divisions in Gampaha district earlier on Wednesday also.

Hundreds of army and police officers were deployed in the operation. Houses, business establishments and vehicles were subjected to thorough search, affected residents and businessmen said.

Meanwhile, another Tamil youth was arrested while he was travelling to Anuradhapura by train from Colombo. The youth is a resident of Jaffna town, according to civil society sources.

 

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