Colombo court orders release of 18 Tamil civilians

[TamilNet, Friday, 16 February 2007, 00:20 GMT]
The Colombo Chief Magistrate Thursday ordered release of 18 Tamil civilians arrested on February 9 in a cordon and search operation conducted in Borella and Mirihana in Colombo police division. The Magistrate made the order when the police told the court there was no evidence to implicate the said suspects with any offence.

The Sri Lanka government troops and police took the civilians into custody on suspicion. They were detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and interrogated.


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