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18 Tamil civilians arrested in Moratuwa

[TamilNet, Sunday, 28 January 2007, 09:27 GMT]
Eighteen Tamils, including 11 women were arrested by the Police during a cordon and search operation conducted in houses and lodges at Soysapuram in Moratuwa from 10:00 p.m Saturday until 5:00 a.m Sunday. They are detained in Moratuwa and Galkisse police stations and are being interrogated.

More than 700 Tamils were interrogated during the cordon and search operation.

Among the arrested suspects eleven are women and six undergrads.

Police said that most of the arrested failed to provide their identity with valid documents and account for the purpose of their presence in the locations.

Moratuwa is located 18 km south of Colombo city.

 

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