Police arrest 8 Tamils in Polonaruwa
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 05 May 2009, 05:01 GMT]
Sri Lanka police arrested Saturday night eight Tamil civilians including two women in a cordon and search operation conducted in Kaduruwela area in Polanaruwa district in North Central Province, sources in Polanaruwa said. Most of the arrested are from Batticaloa, Ka’luvaangnchchikkudi, Nawalapitiya and Hatton, employed in the rice mills in the area searched.
Police said that the eight Tamils were arrested on information received by them and are being detained as they failed to prove their identity and justify their presence in the locality.
The arrestees will be detained until information on them from their respective local police authorities is received, the police said.