13 Tamil youths arrested in Gampola

[TamilNet, Sunday, 02 September 2007, 05:16 GMT]
121 persons including 13 Tamil youths were taken into custody in a combined cordon and search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and police in eleven police divisions in Gampola district Sunday from morning till dusk.

Police said that Tamil youths were arrested as they failed to provide satisfactory reasons for their stay in the location and necessary documents to prove their identity.

The arrested Tamils are being detained in Gampola police station and are being interrogated.

Others arrested were Sinhalese, and were taken into custody as they failed to attend courts on warrants issued on them in several criminal cases, sources said.

 

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