106 civilians detained in Colombo
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 07 January 2009, 15:16 GMT]
Sri Lanka Police detained 106 civilians when they went to police stations in the western province last Sunday to register their presence, civil sources in Colombo said. The civilians, 68 Tamils, 2 Muslims and 36 Sinhalese were detained for interrogation by the Terrorist Intelligence Division as they failed to prove their identity with required legal documents, police spokesman Ranjit Gunasekara said.
Police requested all Tamils who have been residing in Colombo and
other parts of the western province since the year 2003 to register with police stations on Sunday.
29,244 persons including 13,269 females registered on that day, Mr Gunaseakara said.