8 Tamil civilians arrested in Thanthirimalai

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 15 September 2009, 10:57 GMT]
Anuradhapura Police Monday arrested eight Tamil civilians in Thanthirimalai area in Anuradhapura district on suspicion. Police said a police party rushed to the site and took them into custody on information from the Sinhala villagers that some strangers were seen in the area.

Police said they suspected that they had escaped from IDP camps in Vavuniyaa and strayed into the Wilpattu sanctuary first and then reached Thanthirimalai.

The arrestees are detained in Anuradhapura police station.

However, the suspected Tamil civilians had told the police that they had come to Thanthirimalai following clashes between two groups in their village.

 

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