9 Tamil civilians arrested in Colombo

[TamilNet, Monday, 29 January 2007, 10:03 GMT]
Nine Tamil civilians were arrested Sunday evening in a cordon and search conducted in several lodges located in Fort area in Colombo city. All of them are natives of North-East, sources said.

Majority of them had been staying in lodges awaiting clearance to travel abroad for employment. Two of them were arrested in a cordon and search operation conducted two weeks ago and released by Fort Magistrate when they proved their innocence.

They complained that the Police had forcibly removed all belongings and cash they possessed at that time arrest.


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