Tamil, Muslim civilians arrested in Gampaha, Katunayake

[TamilNet, Saturday, 05 April 2008, 18:39 GMT]
Sri Lanka Police arrested two Tamil civilians and five Indians at Katunayake area in a cordon and search operation Thursday evening, sources in Colombo said. In another search operation conducted in Gampaha town from Thursday evening until early Friday morning two youths, one Muslim and one Tamil, were taken into custody, media sources said.

The five Indians arrested at Katunayake were released later after the Katunayake Police recorded their statements.

However, the three Tamil civilians and the Muslim youth are being detained in Katunayake and Gampaha police station, and are being interrogated.

Police said they were kept in the station as they failed to prove their identity.

 

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