29 Tamils arrested in Gampaha
[TamilNet, Monday, 18 February 2008, 13:45 GMT]
Thirty four civilians were taken into custody in a cordon and search operation conducted by the government security forces at Gampaha town from Saturday night till Sunday morning. Twenty nine of those arrested are Tamils, majority of them plantation workers. Three are Muslims and 2 are Sinhalese, media sources said quoting police.
Police said all are being detained in respective police station and are being interrogated as they failed prove their identity and provide satisfactory reason for their stay in the location.
All would be produced in law courts once the investigation is completed, police said.
Police further said frequent cordon and search operation are to be conducted in the future also to prevent infiltration by strangers to Gampaha town.