41 civilians arrested in Ratmalana, 24 in Minuwangoda
[TamilNet, Sunday, 04 May 2008, 10:59 GMT]
Sri Lanka Police, assisted by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in two separate cordon and search operations, took into custody 65 civilians for questioning. 41 were arrested in Ratmalana in search operation conducted Sunday for about five hours from 5:00 a.m. 24 civilians were arrested in Minuwangoda from Saturday night till Sunday early morning, reports from Colombo said.
Majority of the arrested are said to be Tamils from different districts of Sri Lanka. They had been working in business establishments and other institutions, media sources said.
Police said the arrested are being detained in police stations and interrogated.
They were taken into custody as they failed to prove their identity and give satisfactory reason for the stay in the location, according to reports.