25 Tamils arrested in Upcountry, Colombo

[TamilNet, Monday, 01 December 2008, 13:21 GMT]
Twenty five Tamil civilians, including a woman, were taken into custody in two separate combined cordon and search operations conducted by the Sri Lanka Army and Sri Lanka Police Sunday morning, sources in Colombo said. Three persons, including a woman, were arrested in Maligaawatte. 22 Tamils were taken into custody in search operations conduct at Talawakelle, Nuwara Eliya, Hatton, Norwood and Kotagala in upcountry districts, police sources said.

Police added the Maligaawatte search was conducted on a tip off and the arrested included a husband and wife and a youth.

Police said they were recovered camouflage army uniforms.

The arrested persons in upcountry are being detained in local police stations and being interrogated.

 

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