One hundred Tamil civilians arrested in Vavuniya

[TamilNet, Friday, 01 September 2006, 08:19 GMT]
About one hundred Tamil civilians were arrested Thursday in Vavuniya town in a combined cordon and search operation by soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Police. They were brought to Vavuniya Police Station and subjected to severe interrogation.

Sri Lanka forces did not allow any civilians to use the area for travelling when the operation was in progress and ordered arrested persons to sit on the road till they were taken to the police station.

About eighty of them were released Friday after being fingerprinted and with one surety each, said Mr.Sivanathan Kishore, Wanni district parliamentarian quoting police sources.

 

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