SL Police arrests 19 Tamil civilians in Moratuwa

[TamilNet, Thursday, 15 February 2007, 11:31 GMT]
Moratuwa Police took into custody 19 Tamils, all of them from areas of NorthEast, Thursday morning in a midnight to dawn cordon and search operation conducted by the government security forces in the Soysapura Flat area in Moratuwa police division, sources from Colombo said. The arrested are being detained and interrogated in Moratuwa police station.

Police sources said the suspects are between the ages 19 and 40. They were taken into custody as they allegedly failed to produce legal documents to prove their identity and the reasons for the stay in the locality.

About three hundred houses and lodges in the locality were searched in the operation.


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