SLA arrests four in Vavuniya roundup

[TamilNet, Sunday, 23 July 2006, 12:09 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers conducted an early morning cordon and search operation in Suthanthirapuram area in Vavuniya Sunday and arrested four civilians on suspicion of having links with Liberation Tigers, Vanni district parliamentarian Sivanathan Kishor said. The arrested four have been transferred to the Vavuniya Police Sunday afternoon after the relatives complained to the parliamentarian who intervened on their behalf.

The arrested four,

  • Velayuthan Saivaruban, 27,
  • Mylvaganam Ketheeswaran, 23,
  • Chelliah Govindarajan, 55, and
  • Thaavalan, 25,
are currently being detained by Vavuniya Police, and are expected to be produced before the Vavuniya Magistrate Monday morning after further investigations, Police said.

Police have allowed relatives of the arrested to visit them at Vavuniya Police, Mr Sivanathan Kishor said.


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