Anuradhapura Magistrate orders remand for 11 Tamil civilians

[TamilNet, Thursday, 01 November 2007, 19:24 GMT]
Eleven Tamil civilians including a woman arrested soon after the aerial and land attack of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on Anuradhapura airbase are being held in remand in Anuradhapura prison under heavy security. They are residents of Moothoor, Palaiyootu, Gandhi Nagar, Trincomalee and Vavuniya in the northeast provinces.

Anthonypillai Gnanapiragasam, his wife Arasamma Gnanapiragasam, Thurai Kanagaretnam, A.K.Masappan, C.Chandramohan, A.A.Patham, S.S.Sivaram, W.Suresh.S.Sathiskumar, Kumaraswamy Suresh, Arun Asirwatham have been taken into custody by the Sri Lankan forces at Mihinthupura, Jaffna junction, Niraavi and Anuradhapura town, Police said.

They have arrested for failing provide a valid reason for their stay in the location.

Anuradhapura Acting Magistrate Ms Nadira Cooray ordered remand for the suspects till November 5 under special security in the prison on an application made by the police.

 

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