38 civilians arrested in Mt.Lavinia

[TamilNet, Sunday, 18 March 2007, 17:01 GMT]
Thirty-eight civilians, including twenty women of all three communities, were arrested Sunday in a cordon and search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka government troops in Mt.Lavinia police division in Colombo city, police sources said.

Police sources said they were taken into custody as some of them failed to prove their identity and some more could not justify their presence in their present location.

They are being detained and being questioned, sources further said.

Meanwhile, cordon and search operations were also conducted in Moratuwa, Soysapura area further south of Mt.Lavinia Saturday night to Sunday early morning, sources said.


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