90 Tamil civilians arrested in Chilaw
[TamilNet, Sunday, 02 November 2008, 22:55 GMT]
Sri Lanka Navy with the assistance of home guards arrested about ninety Tamil civilians in a large cordon and search operation conducted Sunday morning in Kalpiddi in Chilaapam (Chilaw) district. All the detainees were natives of northeast and had been temporarily residing in Kalpiddi for a considerable period.
Police said they had failed to register them with local police stations about their presence in the location. Several houses and shops were searched during the operation. Several were released after preliminary inquiry.
Ten civilians are detained in the police station and being interrogated.